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”
— देश_पुत्र स्वाभिमानी करदाता सरकार (बिनोद भैया) (@binodojha999) March 21, 2020
The message also went viral on facebook.
Newsmeter found that in the corner of the video shared there is a logo called U video and an ID number: 137448991524.
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.
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.
‘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.