Hyderabad: Coronavirus, a deadly virus that originated in a seafood market in Wuhan, China, has affected hundreds of people in China and is causing havoc all around the world.

Amid growing fears about the virus a video of a market where wild animals are sold as exotic delicacies under unhygienic conditions has become viral on Facebook and WhatsApp. The video is captioned, "Whuan market China, the origin of the #Corona virus."

The virus which has caused panic in several countries, including India, is said to have originated in Wuhan, China.

Wuhan Market Google Search

Fact Check:

Newsmeter performed a reverse image search using the Invid tool after extracting keyframes from the video. We found a video that was uploaded to YouTube on 20 July 2019.

The video's title which is in the Indonesian language translates to English as "Langowan EXTREME Market". The caption reads, "The world's most extreme food is available only at Langowan Market." A Google search for the same showed several results of a market in Indonesia where different species of rats, snakes, bats, and dogs are sold as delicacies.

Wuhan Market Wrong Location

Also, at the 21-second mark, the YouTube video shows a building with a sign in the Indonesian language, which in English translates to: "Government of Minahasa Regency, Trade Department, Langowan Market Office".

The video which is going viral and claiming to show a market in Wuhau, China, is originally from Indonesia. The claim is FALSE.

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist. Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support. A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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