Fact Check: Has Vladimir Putin released lions and tigers on Russia streets to keep people quarantined?
Russia : A picture of a lion on a street is being circulated on social media claiming that Vladimir Putin has ordered a release of around 800 lions on the streets of Russia to ensure that people remain inside their houses during the coronavirus outbreak.
After doing a little research over the claims made in the picture, it has been found that this is a FAKE NEWS and no such orders have been passed in the nation. In fact, the picture of lion on the street is from the year 2016. It was clicked in South Africa.
Meanwhile, another claim made in the picture reveals that people will have to face a jail term of five years if they break 15-day home quarantine. This part of the news is also incorrect.
Social Media almost broke with the viral fake news.
#Covid_19— Mohammad Ahmed (@MohammadAhmedDh) March 22, 2020
Vladimir Putin has given Russians two options
You stay at home for 2 weeks or you go to jail for 5years
No middle ground
RUSSIA Vladimir Putin has Dropped 800 tigers and Lions all over the Country to push people to stay Home.. Stay Safe Everyone! pic.twitter.com/41KOjl8vNe
Meanwhile, people across the world have been asked to stay indoors and move out only if there is an emergency situation due to coronavirus outbreak.