A video of a cow walking into a ward in a hospital is going viral with a claim in Tamil "உத்திரபிரேதேச அமைச்சர் கொரோனா வார்டை பார்வையிடுகிறார்".

"Uttar Pradesh Minister visits Corona Ward", reads the English translation of the claim.

Netizens seemingly are using sarcastic analogy to lampoon the UP government.

https://www.facebook.com/Bjpthondargal/videos/763881224327941

Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/Bjpthondargal/videos/763881224327941

https://web.archive.org/save/https://fb.watch/5T6x6LobCt/

Fact Check:

The claim that the cow is walking in Uttar Pradesh hospital is MISLEADING.

When we searched the keyframes extracted from the video, we found that the video belonged to Kenya and NOT Uttar Pradesh.

According to a report published in tuko.co.ke, the video was shared online by a doctor identified as Aproko Doctor. The animal could be seen walking into the facility as if performing ward round.

Most of the beds in the ward were empty but one patient quickly sat upright once he saw the animal approaching.

The video was shared by @aproko_doctor on May 18, 2021, with the caption "A cow walking majestically in a hospital. "

By his profile on Twitter, we found a medical blog maintained by the doctor in which health-related topics are discussed by him.

https://aprokodoctor.com/blog/

Though it is not verifiable the exact location where the video was shot, it is clearly not from India.

Therefore, a video belonging to Kenya has been shared with MISLEADING claims that it shows a cow walking in Uttar Pradesh hospital. The claim is MISLEADING.


Claim Review :   Video of cow walking in hospital ward is from UP
Claimed By :  Facebook Users
Fact Check :  Misleading

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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