Multiple Fake news claims: Many viral news keeps on popping up nowadays related to COVID-19, A picture of hospitalized Baba Ramdev is being shared on social media with the claim that the yoga guru had to be hospitalized after consuming excessive amounts of cow urine.
In the picture being viral, Baba Ramdev is seen surrounded by doctors in a hospital. He is looking very weak. A Twitter user (@ rehman_5) shared the photo, claiming that Baba Ramdev drank a large amount of cow urine to show the cow's immunity to ward off the coronavirus.
To avoid the Coronavirus Virus, Baba Ramdev from India was hospitalised after taking an overdose of Cow Urine. pic.twitter.com/fegAIfFyJh— Bleed Green (@bleedgreenarmy) March 11, 2020
Similar claims were also made by many other users, including users named 'Araba Noor Wazir' and 'Bleed Green'.
Facts Check Verdict: False / Fake
When we search on the Internet we found that the photograph shows that the picture is from 2011, when Baba Ramdev's health deteriorated after a hunger strike. This photo was published by India Today in June 2011. In which it is said that Baba Ramdev was admitted to the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday after his condition in Haridwar deteriorated. He was on a 9-day fast to protest against corruption and black money issues, after which he was hospitalized.
यह बकवास कोरी है— Tijarawala SK (@tijarawala) March 5, 2020
हरकत बहुत छिछोरी है।
पूज्य @yogrishiramdev पूर्णत: स्वस्थ हैं।
देशवासियों ने पिछले 2 दिन में उन्हें #coronavirusinindia
से बचाव/उपाय बताते हुए @aajtak @ABPNews @ZeeNews @indiatvnews @TV9Bharatvarsh @Republic_Bharat @News18India पर देखा है।
आज वह बैंगलौर गए हैं pic.twitter.com/kaj6juGKVr
This picture was taken on June 12, 2011, when Baba Ramdev broke his fast after being in the hospital for two days. He broke the fast on the appeal of spiritual leaders.
On 5 March Baba Ramdev's official spokesperson Tijarawala SK dismissed the misleading claims, saying, "This is silly and shameful." He (Ramdev) is perfectly healthy. He has been interviewed by several news channels in the last 2 days. Today he is going to Bangalore.
Therefore the news about Baba Ramdev, of drinking excessive urine to avoid corona is false.