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No, Putin hasn’t put 800 lions, hyenas on Russian streets to keep people in homes during coronavirus pandemic


Uh, no. President Putin has not released lions onto the streets of Russia to keep people indoors. FACT CHECK

As for the image of the lion itself, this was taken in April 2016 when a lion named Columbus was captured on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. The big cat – named Columbus – wasn’t on the loose, however. It was in the middle of a makeshift filming set and was bought in by a production crew.

More investigations reveals that’s There are no reports of the Russian president doing such a thing, nor would it make sense to do so since many workers, including police, military, medics and those working in key industry sectors would still need to go outdoors.

The claim is false and we regret having published it on our platform.

We really thank africacheck.org For drawing our attention to it. And Also help us with some fact-check.

original article below

 

Putin said that the only way to keep people away is release wild animals since many people do not listen to the directive by the government.

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus– and that the situation was “under control,” thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease.

 

 

 

Russia’s early response measures — such as shutting down its 2,600-mile border with China as early as January 30, and setting up quarantine zones — may have contributed to the delay of a full-blown outbreak, some experts say.

 

Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.

 

 

 

“Testing and identification of cases, tracing contacts, isolation, these are all measures that WHO proposes and recommends, and they were in place all the time,” she said. “And the social distancing is the second component that really also started relatively early.”

 

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s state consumer watchdog, said Saturday that it had run more than 156,000 coronavirus tests in total. By comparison, according to CDC figures, the United States only picked up the pace in testing at the beginning of March, while Russia says it has been testing en masse since early February, including in airports, focusing on travelers from Iran, China, and South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

It is likely it was meant as a joke, but as often the case, many have taken the claims at face value.

As for the image of the lion itself, this was taken in April 2016 when a lion named Columbus was captured on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. The big cat – named Columbus – wasn’t on the loose, however. It was in the middle of a makeshift filming set and was bought in by a production crew.

More investigations reveals that’s There are no reports of the Russian president doing such a thing, nor would it make sense to do so since many workers, including police, military, medics and those working in key industry sectors would still need to go outdoors.

The claim is false and we regret having published it on our platform.

We really thank africacheck.org For drawing our attention to it. And Also help us with some fact-check.

original article below

 

Putin said that the only way to keep people away is release wild animals since many people do not listen to the directive by the government.

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus– and that the situation was “under control,” thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease.

 

 

 

Russia’s early response measures — such as shutting down its 2,600-mile border with China as early as January 30, and setting up quarantine zones — may have contributed to the delay of a full-blown outbreak, some experts say.

 

Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.

 

 

 

“Testing and identification of cases, tracing contacts, isolation, these are all measures that WHO proposes and recommends, and they were in place all the time,” she said. “And the social distancing is the second component that really also started relatively early.”

 

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s state consumer watchdog, said Saturday that it had run more than 156,000 coronavirus tests in total. By comparison, according to CDC figures, the United States only picked up the pace in testing at the beginning of March, while Russia says it has been testing en masse since early February, including in airports, focusing on travelers from Iran, China, and South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

The rumour appears to have started after someone used a create-your-own “breaking news” website, BreakYourOwnNews.com, to create the fake screenshot. Many versions of the screenshot still carry the website’s watermark in the top right corner.

It is likely it was meant as a joke, but as often the case, many have taken the claims at face value.

As for the image of the lion itself, this was taken in April 2016 when a lion named Columbus was captured on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. The big cat – named Columbus – wasn’t on the loose, however. It was in the middle of a makeshift filming set and was bought in by a production crew.

More investigations reveals that’s There are no reports of the Russian president doing such a thing, nor would it make sense to do so since many workers, including police, military, medics and those working in key industry sectors would still need to go outdoors.

The claim is false and we regret having published it on our platform.

We really thank africacheck.org For drawing our attention to it. And Also help us with some fact-check.

original article below

 

Putin said that the only way to keep people away is release wild animals since many people do not listen to the directive by the government.

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus– and that the situation was “under control,” thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease.

 

 

 

Russia’s early response measures — such as shutting down its 2,600-mile border with China as early as January 30, and setting up quarantine zones — may have contributed to the delay of a full-blown outbreak, some experts say.

 

Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.

 

 

 

“Testing and identification of cases, tracing contacts, isolation, these are all measures that WHO proposes and recommends, and they were in place all the time,” she said. “And the social distancing is the second component that really also started relatively early.”

 

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s state consumer watchdog, said Saturday that it had run more than 156,000 coronavirus tests in total. By comparison, according to CDC figures, the United States only picked up the pace in testing at the beginning of March, while Russia says it has been testing en masse since early February, including in airports, focusing on travelers from Iran, China, and South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

First Screenshot is below is our false post.

The rumour appears to have started after someone used a create-your-own “breaking news” website, BreakYourOwnNews.com, to create the fake screenshot. Many versions of the screenshot still carry the website’s watermark in the top right corner.

It is likely it was meant as a joke, but as often the case, many have taken the claims at face value.

As for the image of the lion itself, this was taken in April 2016 when a lion named Columbus was captured on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. The big cat – named Columbus – wasn’t on the loose, however. It was in the middle of a makeshift filming set and was bought in by a production crew.

More investigations reveals that’s There are no reports of the Russian president doing such a thing, nor would it make sense to do so since many workers, including police, military, medics and those working in key industry sectors would still need to go outdoors.

The claim is false and we regret having published it on our platform.

We really thank africacheck.org For drawing our attention to it. And Also help us with some fact-check.

original article below

 

Putin said that the only way to keep people away is release wild animals since many people do not listen to the directive by the government.

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus– and that the situation was “under control,” thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease.

 

 

 

Russia’s early response measures — such as shutting down its 2,600-mile border with China as early as January 30, and setting up quarantine zones — may have contributed to the delay of a full-blown outbreak, some experts say.

 

Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.

 

 

 

“Testing and identification of cases, tracing contacts, isolation, these are all measures that WHO proposes and recommends, and they were in place all the time,” she said. “And the social distancing is the second component that really also started relatively early.”

 

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s state consumer watchdog, said Saturday that it had run more than 156,000 coronavirus tests in total. By comparison, according to CDC figures, the United States only picked up the pace in testing at the beginning of March, while Russia says it has been testing en masse since early February, including in airports, focusing on travelers from Iran, China, and South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 


apparently the screenshot of a news was seen online by one of our writers. Has at the time of the report, it was trending on Twitter and the image appears to show a story claiming Russian president Vladimir Putin released 500 lions on the streets or Russia to ensure citizens stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

First Screenshot is below is our false post.

The rumour appears to have started after someone used a create-your-own “breaking news” website, BreakYourOwnNews.com, to create the fake screenshot. Many versions of the screenshot still carry the website’s watermark in the top right corner.

It is likely it was meant as a joke, but as often the case, many have taken the claims at face value.

As for the image of the lion itself, this was taken in April 2016 when a lion named Columbus was captured on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. The big cat – named Columbus – wasn’t on the loose, however. It was in the middle of a makeshift filming set and was bought in by a production crew.

More investigations reveals that’s There are no reports of the Russian president doing such a thing, nor would it make sense to do so since many workers, including police, military, medics and those working in key industry sectors would still need to go outdoors.

The claim is false and we regret having published it on our platform.

We really thank africacheck.org For drawing our attention to it. And Also help us with some fact-check.

original article below

 

Putin said that the only way to keep people away is release wild animals since many people do not listen to the directive by the government.

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus– and that the situation was “under control,” thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease.

 

 

 

Russia’s early response measures — such as shutting down its 2,600-mile border with China as early as January 30, and setting up quarantine zones — may have contributed to the delay of a full-blown outbreak, some experts say.

 

Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.

 

 

 

“Testing and identification of cases, tracing contacts, isolation, these are all measures that WHO proposes and recommends, and they were in place all the time,” she said. “And the social distancing is the second component that really also started relatively early.”

 

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s state consumer watchdog, said Saturday that it had run more than 156,000 coronavirus tests in total. By comparison, according to CDC figures, the United States only picked up the pace in testing at the beginning of March, while Russia says it has been testing en masse since early February, including in airports, focusing on travelers from Iran, China, and South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

 


apparently the screenshot of a news was seen online by one of our writers. Has at the time of the report, it was trending on Twitter and the image appears to show a story claiming Russian president Vladimir Putin released 500 lions on the streets or Russia to ensure citizens stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

First Screenshot is below is our false post.

The rumour appears to have started after someone used a create-your-own “breaking news” website, BreakYourOwnNews.com, to create the fake screenshot. Many versions of the screenshot still carry the website’s watermark in the top right corner.

It is likely it was meant as a joke, but as often the case, many have taken the claims at face value.

As for the image of the lion itself, this was taken in April 2016 when a lion named Columbus was captured on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. The big cat – named Columbus – wasn’t on the loose, however. It was in the middle of a makeshift filming set and was bought in by a production crew.

More investigations reveals that’s There are no reports of the Russian president doing such a thing, nor would it make sense to do so since many workers, including police, military, medics and those working in key industry sectors would still need to go outdoors.

The claim is false and we regret having published it on our platform.

We really thank africacheck.org For drawing our attention to it. And Also help us with some fact-check.

original article below

 

Putin said that the only way to keep people away is release wild animals since many people do not listen to the directive by the government.

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus– and that the situation was “under control,” thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease.

 

 

 

Russia’s early response measures — such as shutting down its 2,600-mile border with China as early as January 30, and setting up quarantine zones — may have contributed to the delay of a full-blown outbreak, some experts say.

 

Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.

 

 

 

“Testing and identification of cases, tracing contacts, isolation, these are all measures that WHO proposes and recommends, and they were in place all the time,” she said. “And the social distancing is the second component that really also started relatively early.”

 

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s state consumer watchdog, said Saturday that it had run more than 156,000 coronavirus tests in total. By comparison, according to CDC figures, the United States only picked up the pace in testing at the beginning of March, while Russia says it has been testing en masse since early February, including in airports, focusing on travelers from Iran, China, and South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

 


apparently the screenshot of a news was seen online by one of our writers. Has at the time of the report, it was trending on Twitter and the image appears to show a story claiming Russian president Vladimir Putin released 500 lions on the streets or Russia to ensure citizens stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

First Screenshot is below is our false post.

The rumour appears to have started after someone used a create-your-own “breaking news” website, BreakYourOwnNews.com, to create the fake screenshot. Many versions of the screenshot still carry the website’s watermark in the top right corner.

It is likely it was meant as a joke, but as often the case, many have taken the claims at face value.

As for the image of the lion itself, this was taken in April 2016 when a lion named Columbus was captured on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. The big cat – named Columbus – wasn’t on the loose, however. It was in the middle of a makeshift filming set and was bought in by a production crew.

More investigations reveals that’s There are no reports of the Russian president doing such a thing, nor would it make sense to do so since many workers, including police, military, medics and those working in key industry sectors would still need to go outdoors.

The claim is false and we regret having published it on our platform.

We really thank africacheck.org For drawing our attention to it. And Also help us with some fact-check.

original article below

 

Putin said that the only way to keep people away is release wild animals since many people do not listen to the directive by the government.

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus– and that the situation was “under control,” thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease.

 

 

 

Russia’s early response measures — such as shutting down its 2,600-mile border with China as early as January 30, and setting up quarantine zones — may have contributed to the delay of a full-blown outbreak, some experts say.

 

Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.

 

 

 

“Testing and identification of cases, tracing contacts, isolation, these are all measures that WHO proposes and recommends, and they were in place all the time,” she said. “And the social distancing is the second component that really also started relatively early.”

 

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s state consumer watchdog, said Saturday that it had run more than 156,000 coronavirus tests in total. By comparison, according to CDC figures, the United States only picked up the pace in testing at the beginning of March, while Russia says it has been testing en masse since early February, including in airports, focusing on travelers from Iran, China, and South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

 


apparently the screenshot of a news was seen online by one of our writers. Has at the time of the report, it was trending on Twitter and the image appears to show a story claiming Russian president Vladimir Putin released 500 lions on the streets or Russia to ensure citizens stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

First Screenshot is below is our false post.

The rumour appears to have started after someone used a create-your-own “breaking news” website, BreakYourOwnNews.com, to create the fake screenshot. Many versions of the screenshot still carry the website’s watermark in the top right corner.

It is likely it was meant as a joke, but as often the case, many have taken the claims at face value.

As for the image of the lion itself, this was taken in April 2016 when a lion named Columbus was captured on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. The big cat – named Columbus – wasn’t on the loose, however. It was in the middle of a makeshift filming set and was bought in by a production crew.

More investigations reveals that’s There are no reports of the Russian president doing such a thing, nor would it make sense to do so since many workers, including police, military, medics and those working in key industry sectors would still need to go outdoors.

The claim is false and we regret having published it on our platform.

We really thank africacheck.org For drawing our attention to it. And Also help us with some fact-check.

original article below

 

Putin said that the only way to keep people away is release wild animals since many people do not listen to the directive by the government.

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus– and that the situation was “under control,” thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease.

 

 

 

Russia’s early response measures — such as shutting down its 2,600-mile border with China as early as January 30, and setting up quarantine zones — may have contributed to the delay of a full-blown outbreak, some experts say.

 

Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.

 

 

 

“Testing and identification of cases, tracing contacts, isolation, these are all measures that WHO proposes and recommends, and they were in place all the time,” she said. “And the social distancing is the second component that really also started relatively early.”

 

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s state consumer watchdog, said Saturday that it had run more than 156,000 coronavirus tests in total. By comparison, according to CDC figures, the United States only picked up the pace in testing at the beginning of March, while Russia says it has been testing en masse since early February, including in airports, focusing on travelers from Iran, China, and South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

 


apparently the screenshot of a news was seen online by one of our writers. Has at the time of the report, it was trending on Twitter and the image appears to show a story claiming Russian president Vladimir Putin released 500 lions on the streets or Russia to ensure citizens stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

First Screenshot is below is our false post.

The rumour appears to have started after someone used a create-your-own “breaking news” website, BreakYourOwnNews.com, to create the fake screenshot. Many versions of the screenshot still carry the website’s watermark in the top right corner.

It is likely it was meant as a joke, but as often the case, many have taken the claims at face value.

As for the image of the lion itself, this was taken in April 2016 when a lion named Columbus was captured on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. The big cat – named Columbus – wasn’t on the loose, however. It was in the middle of a makeshift filming set and was bought in by a production crew.

More investigations reveals that’s There are no reports of the Russian president doing such a thing, nor would it make sense to do so since many workers, including police, military, medics and those working in key industry sectors would still need to go outdoors.

The claim is false and we regret having published it on our platform.

We really thank africacheck.org For drawing our attention to it. And Also help us with some fact-check.

original article below

 

Putin said that the only way to keep people away is release wild animals since many people do not listen to the directive by the government.

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus– and that the situation was “under control,” thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease.

 

 

 

Russia’s early response measures — such as shutting down its 2,600-mile border with China as early as January 30, and setting up quarantine zones — may have contributed to the delay of a full-blown outbreak, some experts say.

 

Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.

 

 

 

“Testing and identification of cases, tracing contacts, isolation, these are all measures that WHO proposes and recommends, and they were in place all the time,” she said. “And the social distancing is the second component that really also started relatively early.”

 

Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s state consumer watchdog, said Saturday that it had run more than 156,000 coronavirus tests in total. By comparison, according to CDC figures, the United States only picked up the pace in testing at the beginning of March, while Russia says it has been testing en masse since early February, including in airports, focusing on travelers from Iran, China, and South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

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