Did Russia Released Hundreds of Lions on the streets to keep people inside their homes during Coronavirus Lockdown? The Answer is: No, Russia did not Unleashed Hundreds of Lions on the streets to keep people inside their homes in order to prevent Coronavirus from spreading by public gatherings. The picture of the lion spread on social media was not from Russia but from South Africa which was captured on April, 2016.
On Sunday morning, March 22, news spread on social media quoting ” Russia Unleashed Hundreds of Lions on the streets by the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to restrict people inside their homes amid Coronavirus.”
The picture below becoming viral on social media and people are reporting that Russia has released 500 to 800 Lions and tigers on the streets by the order of President Vladimir Putin to stop Coronavirus from spreading.
Several social media pages and users were spreading the News and sharing a couple of photos which show a lion walking on the street. Most of the captions with the picture of lion read: “In Russia, Vladimir Putin has ordered to release 800 Lions and tigers in whole Russia in order to force people to stay at home because of Coronavirus Risks.”
See some of their tweets, below.
Another Twitter user also wrote “Russia Unleashed more than 500 Lions on its streets to ensure people stay at home. If this news is Not fake then this is the best way to Lockdown.” See the Tweet, below.
Another Twitter user ‘Star P. Kandel’ shared the picture of the lion on the street and wrote in the caption, “Meanwhile: In Russia Containment: Vladimir Putin has dropped 800 Tigers and Lions across the country to push people to stay home.”
Fact Check, Did Russia Unleashed Hundreds of Lions on the streets to Stop Coronavirus from Spreading?
Releasing lions and the tigers on the streets seems quite awkward and insane thing. Releasing 800 Lions to force people stay in their homes is easy, but catching these lions again amd put them back into cages is another big problem. But Russian president Vladimir Putin is famous for doing such kind of acts.
Is It True that Russia has unleashed Hundreds of Lions on the streets to keep people inside their homes amid Coronavirus risks? Answer is: No Russia Did not release Any lion on the street during Coronavirus Lockdown.
We dug into the viral story of lions on the streets of Russia, and the viral picture by doing reverse image search on Google, and found out that the picture of this lion, walking on the street, claiming to be on a street in Russia, was shared by a Facebook page in the fun and there is no truth in the news of ‘Lions on the street of Russia.’
The viral image showing “Breaking News: Russia unleashed hundreds of Lions on the streets” was created by using an onlinr tool which generates “Breaking News” images.
The picture of the lion walking on the street, belongs to South Africa. The lion was spotted roaming on the street in South Africa in April 2016. An English news paper “Daily Mail Uk” has punished a story of this lion on April 15, 2016. Watch the screenshot, below.
Not a single Russian news channel or any other reputed global news agency confirmed the veracity of this news. Russia is not even in a complete lockdown yet. However Russian president Vladimir Putin has advised Russian people to stay inside their homes and avoid public gatherings in order to prevent Coronavirus from spreading.
Few days before, a similar News spread on social media quoting Russian president Vladimir Putin “Russian citizens have two options: Stay home For 15 days or go to jail for five years.” And people were claiming that is an order from Russian president. But later on, the story proved fake. Russian president hasn’t passed such kind of order.
Both stories “Lions on the streets of Russia” and “stay home or go to jail” seem fascinating to the people around the globe. Because people are afraid of Coronavirus and they want a lock down in their countries as Coronavirus is spreading because of public gatherings and people who carry the Coronavirus, are main reason to spread this virus.
That’s why people are getting excited after hearing “Lions released on the streets of Russia” and sharing these type of stories to express their wish of a complete lockdown in their countries.
Russia has less Coronavirus cases as compared to many European countries and Russian government is taking extreme measures to prevent Coronavirus spread. Here are the safety precautions which Russia is taking in order to stop Coronavirus from spreading. Watch the video, below.