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A video shows a suspected coronavirus patient was detained by police in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

Gorakhpur Police had conducted a mock drill to train its force on how to handle a suspected case and reach the quarantine/testing centre safely.

With the guidance of SSP, a mock drill was performed in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh in the presence of SP Dr Kasturba and ADM city Rakesh Kumar Srivastava to show how a suspected case would be taken to the hospital with the preventive measures. It was also recorded with the help of a drone.

At the same time, it was also told how to send the patients in isolation in addition to sanitizing the car.

The video of a mock drill conducted by the UP Police was shared with a false claim that suspected coronavirus patient was detained by police in Gorakhpur district.

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