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Multiple Fake news claims A Short video viral shows dead bodies in plastic bags, claiming them to be from New York.

The situation in a New York hospital... to all those who still hasn’t understood the lockdown importance...

News Verification: The 52-sec video is quickly shared on Social Media, where claimed multiple numbers of bodies are said to be in the plastic bags, lying all over the ground.  

Daniel Sinclair posted quick information on the fake news stating, This is the video that is being portrayed as NYC. It is not. The context lines up with reports out of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador. I have modified it to censor a name on a body bag; there are condolences online for the same name, with the date of death reported as 03/29.

To add more context. There are 3 separate scenes in that video. The first is verified; NYC hospitals are really utilizing trailers. The second scene is not in New York City. It shows dozens of black body bags piled up. The video cuts again to an NYC hospital. 3 spliced videos.

News published on Reuters, dated 31st March states,- Ecuadorean authorities said on Monday they would improve the collection of corpses, as delays related to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus have left families keeping their loved ones’ bodies in their homes for days in some cases.

Ecuador struggles to collect the dead as coronavirus spreads

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador/QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean authorities said on Monday they would improve the collection of corpses, as delays related to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus has left families keeping their loved ones' bodies in their homes for days in some cases.

 

Facts Check Verdict: False, the videos are from Ecuador, not New York hospital





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