This couple in the picture worked day and night and saved the lives of 134 patients, but on the eighth day, they caught coronavirus and died after an hour.
Amid the scare of the novel coronavirus, an image of a couple holding each other is doing rounds on various social media platforms, which claims that the couple in the picture are husband and wife, working as doctors in Italy.
The text of the viral message reads, “This couple in the picture worked day and night and saved the lives of 134 patients. But on the eighth day, they caught coronavirus and died after an hour,”
We found several users on social media sharing the viral post on their respective handles.
इटली के यह दोनों पति पत्नी डॉ है और दोनों ने दिन रात लग कर 134 मरोजो को बचाया!
लेकिन खुद 8 वे दिन कोरोना वायरस से बीमार हो गए और अलग अलग कमरे में शिफ्ट कर दिए गए!
जब दोनों मिया बीवी डाक्टर को लगा कि हम बच नहीं पाएंगे!
दोनों हॉस्पिटल के लांज में,खड़े होकर मुहब्बत भरी नज़रों से pic.twitter.com/zslbPb9Bsq
— गौरव विजयपाल!! (@GauravVijaypal) March 23, 2020
इटली के यह दोनों पति पत्नी डॉ है और दोनों ने दिन रात लग कर 134 मरोजो को बचाया
लेकिन खुद 8 वे दिन कोरोना वायरस से बीमार हो गए और अलग अलग कमरे में शिफ्ट कर दिए गए
जब दोनों मिया बीवी डाक्टर को लगा कि हम बच नहीं पाएंगे
दोनों हॉस्पिटल के लांज में,खड़े होकर मुहब्बत भरी नज़रों से एक pic.twitter.com/bq7zGGcTbj
— ALOK|بہت کم موریہ (@ALOKdelhi6) March 23, 2020
Several readers also sent the claim to Newschecker’s WhatsApp helpline number for verification.
Using reverse-image search on the Google search engine, we found that several global media outlets, including Fox Business, Chicago Tribune and Boston Globe, had published the same viral photograph. According to the articles, the viral picture of a couple kissing each other was clicked at Barcelona Airport in Spain on March 12, 2020. During our search, we found that credit for the photograph was given to Emilio Morenatti, who works for Associated press.
We began fact-checking the viral photograph on the official website of Associated Press. With the help of relevant keywords on the search option, we found the viral photograph. AP published the photograph on March 12, 2020.
According to the description, the photograph shows a man and a woman kissing at Barcelona Airport on March 12, 2020. “President Donald Trump, who had downplayed the coronavirus for weeks, suddenly struck a different tone, announcing strict rules on restricting travel from much of Europe to begin this weekend,” reads the description.
It is evident from our fact check the two people in the photo are not Italian doctors who died due to Coronavirus but a couple from Spain. This is a case of misplaced context and thus false.
Google Reverse Image Search
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