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False Claim: Images from Mumbai, shared as Delhi govt developing temporary COVID hospital in Pragati Maidan



New Delhi:  Sharp increase in Covid-19 cases has stumbled the health care facilities in New Delhi. Many were struggling and finding it difficult to get themselves admitted to a hospital.

Amidst this situation, some images are viral on social media with a claim that AAP government has invested huge money in developing makeshift hospitals. Makeshift hospitals are nothing but temporary hospital wards created for the treatment of Covid-19 infected patients.

In the viral post it is claimed that Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP, Government is developing a makeshift hospital in Pragati Maidan, Delhi.

These images are viral with a caption 

“कोरोना से निपटने के लिए माननीय मुख्यमंत्री श्री @ArvindKejriwal जी के नेतृत्व में दिल्ली सरकार द्वारा लगातार युद्धस्तर पर तैयारी जारी है।
बैंक्विट हाॅल और Pragati maidan में सामान्य कोरोना पीड़ितों के इलाज के लिए लगवाए जा रहे हैं बेड।”

The same post viral on Facebook also, Even AAP Jharkhand official page has shared the same claim but later deleted the post.

Sachin Gulshan Archive post

Facto check:

To fact check of the viral claim, we did reverse image search using google image search and found Congress MLA Zeeshan Siddique’s tweet from 12th May 2020. We also found several articles, about how Mumbai has created makeshift hospital of 1000 beds in Mumbai’s BKC area. According to Deccan Herald’s article, The first of the Wuhan-type modular hospital at the Bandra-Kurla Complex is ready as Mumbai geared up for a big spike in COVID-19 cases. The hospital has 1,000 beds and it can be scaled up in the future. The hospital, located in the MMRDA Ground at BKC, was ready in a fortnight’s time. Four such isolation and quarantine facilities have been planned in Mumbai and the larger Mumbai metropolitan region.

Here is the tweet of MLA Zeeshan Siddique from 12th May 2020

While checking out this tweet, we also found that Zeeshan has also called out to those, who shared this on twitter claiming it to be from Delhi. Below is the tweet.

Conclusion: In our search, it was clear that these images are from Bandra BKC, Mumbai, and not from Delhi.

ClaimReview: Delhi government is developing a makeshift hospital in Pragati Maidan, Delhi.

Claim By: Twitter users – Dheeraj Aap ( Fan Of Ak & Ms )

Fact Check by Facto News: FALSE

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An old video from Israel is being shared with a false narrative mocking Indian army



India: A video is going viral across social media which takes a dig at the Indian army, mocking the armed forces. A Facebook page “J&K update 24×7”, shared a video in which a soldier gets knocked over by a rolling tire while trying to kick it. The video was shared with a caption, “Indian forces with border area”,  and it has garnered almost 2.4k likes and 1.3k shares on Facebook. The video was also viral in WhatsApp groups. (Archive)

Indian forces with border area😁😁😁😀😀😝😝 like this page

Posted by J&K update 24×7 on Thursday, June 25, 2020

FactO Check:

A simple reverse image search led us to multiple YouTube videos from different sources. The video can also be found in DailyMotion. The incident happened in June 2014, in Israel when the Israel armed forces were trying to control a riot between them and the Palestinian protesters.  

A YouTube channel, “polster2”  also shared this video on June 7, 2014.

Conclusion: It is evident that the incident happened in Israel, on June 2014 and has nothing to do with the Indian Army or Jammu and Kashmir border area. The claim is misleading, fake and made intentionally to disrespect the Indian armed forces in a public platform. We request the audience to verify the sources before posting or sharing content across social media. 

ClaimReview: Indian Army soldier at border area knocked down by a rolling tire. 

Claim By : Facebook Page, J&K update 24×7.

Fact Check By Facto News: FALSE

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A video from U.S. is being shared as Indian Army patrolling over Pangong Tso Lake, Ladakh



Ladakh: India has lost 20 brave soldiers in the violent face-off between the Indian and Chinese troops near Galwan valley. Ever since the incident, several unrelated images and videos claiming to be of the Indian army are doing rounds across social media.

Recently a video is viral on social media with a claim that the Indian Army is using Apache Helicopter for patrolling over Pangong Tso lake.( This lake is situated at Galwan Valley)

Many Twitter users shared this video with the same claim. In the viral video, it can be seen that some helicopters are flying over a lake. (Archive)

Tweet reads as,

Superb…Our Apache attack helicopters patrol over Pangong Tso in Ladakh 👏🏼👏🏼 Appreciate


Here is what he replied when a twitter user told him this video not from Ladakh.

This video is also posted by many users on Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook. Ramayan Bhakt. Kuldeep Singh.

FactO Check:

We have received multiple requests from users to verify this viral claim. We did a frame by frame analysis of the video and took some screenshots and did a reverse image search of the screen grabs. In our search, we were directed towards a YouTube link, uploaded by a channel named “Down To Fly”. According to the channel owner, the video is from a location called “Lake Havasu”, and was uploaded on 22 Jan 2018.  “Lake Havasu” is located in Arizona, USA.

It is evident that this video is from USA and has no connection with Pangong Tso lake or Indian Army.

Conclusion: Viral video claiming to be of Indian Army patrolling with apache helicopter is fake. This is a 2-year-old video, from Havasu lake, Arizona.

ClaimReview:  Indian Army using Apache helicopter for patrolling over Pangong Lake.

Claim By: Maj Gen Brajesh Kr
Fact check by Factonews : FALSE

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A mock drill video from Pune being shared as ‘Corona patients are now found on the roads’




Pune: Maharashtra is one of the hotspots in India with maximum number of corona virus cases. A video of the patient being picked from road by four men in PPE gear, and taken to the hospital in an ambulance is going viral.

A Facebook user posted the video with the claim, “पुण्यातील रस्त्यांवर कोरोनाचे रुग्ण सार्वजानिक ठिकाणी सापडण्यास सुरवात झाली आहे, भयानक परिस्थिती आहे, सर्वांनीच आपली व आपल्या कुटुंबाची काळजी घ्या ….सुरक्षित रहा”

Translated from Marathi “The patients of Corona virus are now found in public places in Pune. It’s a terrible situation. Everyone take care.

There are many other users sharing this video with same claim. Please find here.

FactO Check:

With the help of reverse image search, we found a tweet of Pune Mirror, with the caption “#PMC health officials conducted a mock drill at Deccan Corner to know the response time of concern authorities in case a COVID related emergency arises“. With these tweets, it clear that it wasn’t a real incident in Pune city but a mock drill conducted by PMC health workers.

Conclusion: A mock drill video from Pune is being shared in the wrong context. Any such mock drill video should be shared with a watermark, as it goes viral on other platforms without caption and it could be misleading.

ClaimReview: The patients of Corona virus are now found in public places in Pune

ClaimBy: Facebook user

Fact Check by FactoNews: FALSE

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