Fact Check: China is NOT sending clothes of dead Coronavirus patients to Africa; here’s the fact check

A post is doing the rounds on different social media platforms, in which, plastic bags full of clothes can be seen. The claim attached is that these bags contain clothes worn by Coronavirus patients, who have died and that they are now being sent to Africa.

A post is doing the rounds on different social media platforms, in which, plastic bags full of clothes can be seen. The claim attached is that these bags contain clothes worn by Coronavirus patients, who have died and that they are now being sent to Africa.

The caption of the post read: “This clothes are those who died in China Affected with the COVID 19 They are shipping it to Africa So we need to be Aware

FACT CHECK

When NewsMobile did a fact check of the post, we found that the claim is fake.

When we put the picture through Reverse Image Search, we came across a Facebook post by a page, Brecho OLD CHIC, posted on August 20, 2013, which had featured the same picture.

We also found the same picture on different retail websites under the section ‘Used clothes’.

Though NewsMobile could not independently verify the origin of the picture, however, it is clear that the picture is old and it was clicked much before the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

In conclusion, the above information proves that the claim is FAKE as the picture is old.

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