Hyderabad: As of 21 March, coronavirus has lead to death of 11,888 people worldwide and 2,86,667 people are tested positive, amidst this, the good news coming in is, for the past three days China hasn’t reported any new locally transmitted coronavirus case.

As China is trying to recover from the pandemic, a message went viral on social media, stating that Chinese witnessed a reptile like creature going into the sky and disappearing, which they believe is coronavirus going out of the world.

The viral message read, “This morning the #Chinese saw this creature going into the sky…they believe it’s a sign that #Corona will now be leaving the World”

The message also went viral on facebook.

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Fact Check:

Newsmeter found that in the corner of the video shared there is a logo called U video and an ID number: 137448991524.

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We searched with the ID number of the video in the mobile app and the search landed us to account named ‘bry1722791’. The account holder has posted this video twice in his account asking people to re-edit.

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While going through his account we found that he posts many animated and edited videos like this. Using visual effects editing apps he has posted videos like dragon going into a hole, him walking in a suspension bridge. He also seems to teach how he shot and edited these videos.

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‘U Video’ is a social media app, where one can share videos and also post the videos that they shoot or watch. It is also available in Indian regional languages.

Hence the claim that, ‘Chinese saw this creature going into the sky…they believe it’s a sign that #Corona will now be leaving the World,’ is FALSE. It is an animated video.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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