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Old video (24 March) shared with false claim: ‘New curfew timings from tomorrow in Telangana’.

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A press meet video of Telangana Chief Minister KCR is being shared widely on social media with a claim that he has announced new curfew timings in Telangana from tomorrow (23 June 2020) and that shops will be open from 9 AM to 6 PM. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Video of Telangana CM KCR announcing new curfew timings from tomorrow.

Fact: It is an old video. The video was clipped from CM KCR’s press meet on 24 March 2020. Also, no such new announcement has been made by the Telangana government recently. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When searched with the mentioned timings, it was found that similar timings were announced by the Telangana Chief Minister in his press meet on 24 March 2020. The recorded live of his press meet on 24 March 2020 can be found on the ‘Telangana CMO’ official Facebook page. In the video, from 18:10 – 19:20, the posted video can be watched. So, the posted video was clipped from the CM KCR’s press meet on 24 March 2020. The same video can be also found on YouTube. All his press meets related to COVID-19 can be found here. It can be found that his last press meet regarding COVID-19 was on 18 May 2020.

The Telangana Government’s circulars and government orders regarding COVID-19 can be found here. It can be seen that no such decision of imposing new curfew timings was taken. Also, today CM KCR was on his visit to the family of martyr Colonel Santosh Babu in Suryapet, which can be watched here. The night curfew will remain in force from  9 PM to 5 AM daily, until further notice from the government.

To sum it up, new curfew timings were not announced by Telangana CM KCR. The posted video was clipped from CM KCR’s press meet on 24 March 2020.

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