Fact Check: No, this picture of people lying 'dead' on streets is not from Italy

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A picture of people lying on the street is being shared online with a caption that the picture is related to the outbreak of Coronavirus in Italy.

“इटली में corona अपने पंजे पूरी तरह जमा चुका है वहाँ पर लाशें उठाने वाला भी कोई नहि मिल रहा है Waheguru mehar kari” – the caption read.



NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found that the picture is not related to Coronavirus.
We put the image through Reverse Image Search and found that the picture was taken in 2014.
According to the China-South Morning Post, the picture was taken in Frankfurt when people participated in an art protest to pay tribute to the lives lost in the Nazi concentration camps.
” Playing dead – People lie down in a pedestrian zone as part of an art project in Frankfurt in remembrance of the 528 victims of the Katzbach Nazi concentration camp. The inmates were forced to work for the former Adler industrial factory. They took part in a death march to the concentration camps of Buchenwald and Dachau on March 24, 1945. The victims are buried at Frankfurt central cemetery. Photo: Reuters ” the caption read.

We also found the original picture on Reuters.

The above information proves that the viral picture is not related to the Coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

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