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Fact Check: Gujarat CM recovered from covid, video viral with fake claim

The viral claim is fake. CM Vijay Rupani has recovered from covid.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: February 25, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News). In a worrisome bizarre post, a video of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani fainting off on stage during his public address is shared on social media with a claim that he collapsed to death. 

Vishvas News investigation revealed the claim is fake. BJP Spokesperson refuted the claims clarifying to us about CM Rupani’s recovery post covid. 

Claim

Social media users have shared a video of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani fainting on stage during his public address claiming that he collapsed to death. The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Investigation

In our investigation, we found news articles published along with the viral video. 

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was addressing an election meeting in Vadodara late on Sunday night, during which he suddenly fell on the stage due to physical fatigue, weakness and decreased blood pressure level, states an article in the Dainik Jagran published on 15 February. The Chief Minister admitted to the UN Mehta Heart hospital, Ahmedabad was tested positive for coronavirus. 

Days after he was found infected with coronavirus, CM Rupani tested negative for the infection, following which he cast his vote for the municipal corporation election in his hometown Rajkot in the evening, states a recent article published on 22 February. 

Vishvas News contacted BJP spokesperson Yamal Vyas for verification. Refuting the claims, Vyas said, “CM Rupani is absolutely fine after covid recovery. He is attending public meetings over past three days.”

We also found a live video by CM Rupani on his twitter addressing public meeting at Godhra.

Social scanning of the FB page that shared the viral video revealed that it has 13,015 followers and is active since 21 January 2014. 

Conclusion: The viral claim is fake. CM Vijay Rupani has recovered from covid.

  • Claim Review : A video of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani fainting on stage during his public address claiming that he collapsed to death
  • Claimed By : FB User
  • Fact Check : False
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