Video Editor: Sandeep SumanCLAIMA video of a group of boys licking utensils is going viral with the claim that it shows them trying to spread coronavirus.The message with the video reads: “14 China Muslims hidden at Bihari mosque has been taken to corona virus test by Bihari police. Erode police has caught Thailand Muslim mullahs infected with corona virus. Today Salem Police has caught 11 Indonesian Muslim mullahs at Salem mosque. This video shows that they are applying and putting saliva on spoons, plates and utensils and also they are in the intention of spreading corona virus disease. Nobody knows what's happening in the Nation (sic).”An archived version of the post can be seen here.(Click here for live updates on COVID-19. Also visit Quint Fit for comprehensive coverage on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.)Dead COVID-19 Patients in Italy? Pictures are Old & UnrelatedThe message claims that many Muslims have been infected across the country and that many have been caught by police in one place as well. It adds that these Muslims can be seen applying their saliva on utensils, which as is known by now, would be a way of spreading the coronavirus.Many people on Facebook shared the same video.The video was also shared with the same claim on Twitter.The video was also shared on YouTube with a similar claim.TRUE OR FALSE?The claim with the video is false and the video is actually of an old incident unrelated to the current COVID-19 outbreak.WHAT WE FOUNDOn searching Google with the keywords ‘Muslims licking plates’, we came across the same video on Vimeo, uploaded on 31 July 2018 by a user called Asghar Vasanwala. According to the description of the video, the people seen in the video are Dawoodi Bohras, who are licking the utensils in an attempt to follow their belief of zero wastage of food.From here, it is clear that the video was uploaded much before the coronavirus outbreak and cannot have anything to do with the spreading of the virus.Taking off from here, we ran a search for Dawoodi Bohras – a sect of Shiite Muslims – found that the headgear of the men in the video exactly matched that of the community. According to their website, detailing their culture and traditions, Dawoodi Bohras wear a stiff, hand-crocheted topi that can be white with a border of gold or entirely of gold thread.No, People Aren’t Throwing Money in Italy Amid Coronavirus ScareFurthermore, the website of the Dawoodi Bohras states that they follow a tradition of eating meals on a steel ‘thaal’, which is designed to accommodate a group of 8 or 9 people. They also strictly follow a policy of no wastage of food - “Bohras have a no-wastage policy so not a single morsel should be left on the thaal when it is taken away”.An article on their website further explains this policy with regard to a specific event, wherein it says that utensils were examined for leftovers of food and the morsels consumed.A user on Twitter also replied to the same video saying that the video showed Bohras practising zero wastage of food.Therefore, it is clear that the viral video simply captures a tradition of Dawoodi Bohras and does not have anything to do with spreading coronavirus and infecting others. The message being shared is fake.You can read all our fact-checked stories on coronavirus here.(Not convinced of a post or information you came across online and want it verified? Send us the details on WhatsApp at 9643651818, or e-mail it to us at email@example.com and we'll fact-check it for you. You can also read all our fact-checked stories here.) We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.