As India saw a surge in COVID-19 cases, distressing and unrelated images were shared on social media to depict shortage of oxygen and the plight of patients in the country.
Members of Ekta debunked two images shared by several social media users and accounts of certain political leaders and parties.
Image 1: An old woman sitting on the street with an oxygen cylinder (Click here for archive)
Image 2: A man and a woman carrying an oxygen cylinder on a motorcycle. (Click here for archive)
Both images were unrelated to the current situation in India. The first one was from Agra, Uttar Pradesh in 2018 and the second one was found to be from Bangladesh.
Here are the fact-check reports from Ekta members.
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