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A viral video claims to be of Americans looting malls due to fear of the coronavirus.

A fact-check by Black Dot Research proves that a 2017 video of people looting Mexican malls has been shared as a 2020 coronavirus related video.

A fact-check by Black Dot Research proves that a 2017 video of people looting Mexican malls has been shared as a 2020 coronavirus related video.Kuwait-based social media celebrity Bibi Alabdulmohsen has tweeted the viral video which claims that malls were stormed in California, Virginia. New York. and other states. The two-minute video shows people looting a mall appears to be a CNN news report.

According to the fact-check done by Black Dot Research, the video is of an old incident from Mexico. The reason was a hike in gas price by the Mexican government in 2016 which led to mass protests, looting, robbery, and acts of vandalism around the country in January 2017.

According to an article published by Bloomberg on 6 January 2017, during a mass protest over hike in gas prices, the grocery stores were looted in Mexico.

There have been no reports of any such robberies in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Therefore, the claim associated with the viral video is false.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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