A video of a young volunteer, being examined by a health expert, is being shared on social media with a false claim that the girl is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s daughter, who has received the first COVID-19 vaccine.
The video started doing the rounds after Russia announced that they have developed the first vaccine for the novel coronavirus and that one of Putin’s daughters had already been inoculated.
However, this video in question, shows a young volunteer who took part in the clinical trial for the vaccine in the country and not Putin’s daughter.
A video shared on Facebook by a page called ‘Prime9news’ shared this video and wrote, “Vladmir Putin announced First Covid-19 Vaccine to the world, one of his daughter is vaccinated and she’s doing fine – says Putin (sic)”.
The video has been viewed over 8,000 times since it was uploaded on 11 August.
Another video shared on another page, with a similar claim, garnered over 1,300 views in less than 24 hours.