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Viral video: OMG: China needs #coronavirus SWAT (special weapons and tactics) police team to arrest this drop dead virus victims.

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Multiple Fake news claims-: A video viewed by over 20 thousand on social media showing a man without a mask being forcefully restrained.

OMG: China needs #coronavirus SWAT (special weapons and tactics) police team to arrest this drop dead virus victims.

Catch people without masks. 抓没有戴口罩者

Facts Check Verdict: False

News Verification: The video is from china and it is related to coronavirus attack in china in any way, only in a way that it is a mock drill. The text message for this viral message is not at all true.

This is a mock drill by the Chinese police, watch the full video below.

 

If you watch the full video you can see at 1:22 seconds, a blue banner mentioning it is an exercise.

 

News published on Storyful also gives the same information, A team in China’s Henan province on February 21 practiced taking down uncooperative victims of Covid-19, or the coronavirus, in a staged incident at an official checkpoint. In a video posted to Weibo and TikTok by Tongbai County’s Municipal Public Security Bureau, a mask-wearing driver can be seen being questioned by police and masked officials in the exercise.


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