A picture post is doing the rounds on the internet, in which, some vegetable sellers can be seen practising social distancing in a market, with claims of this being a market in Mizoram.
The caption of the post read: “A well planned market in India., Mizoram state with social
A picture post distancing, discipline and trade ! Hats off to the local leadership🙏”
At the time of filing this report, the above post had been shared by 2,400 people.
When the team at NewsMobile fact-checked the above post, we found that the claim is fake.
When we put the picture through Reverse Image Search, we came across a tweet by a Filipino news organisation, ABS-CBN News, dated April 20, 2020, which had featured the same picture. According to the tweet, the picture is from Myanmar.
LOOK: Vendors and buyers practice physical distancing in a public market in Myanmar.
As of April 20, 2020, Myanmar has 111 confirmed cases of #COVID19, with 7 recoveries and 5 deaths.
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) April 20, 2020
We also found a report by another news organisation in the Philippines, dated April 22, 2020, which had featured the same picture.
Similar to the above, this report also states that the vegetable market is in Myanmar.
Hence, the information proves that the picture is not clicked in Mizoram but is from a vegetable market in Myanmar.
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