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Video shows people playing cricket inside a quarantine center in Baramulla (Jammu & Kashmir), not in Gachibowli (Hyderabad)

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A video showing few men playing cricket inside an indoor stadium while few other are lying aside on beds is shared on social media claiming that the incident happened at the Gachibowli quarantine center in Hyderabad. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

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Claim: Video of people playing cricket inside the Gachibowli quarantine center in Hyderabad.

Fact: The video shows people playing cricket inside a quarantine facility in Baramulla (Jammu & Kashmir), not at the Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When searched about the video on Google with keywords, an article of ‘Times of India’ with the same video was found. As per that report, the video shows people playing cricket inside a quarantine facility in Baramulla (Jammu & Kashmir). A Kashmiri journalist ‘Rifat Abdullah’ had also tweeted the video and said that the incident took place at a quarantine center in Baramulla District.

In April 2020, ‘Republic Tv’ reported that an indoor stadium in Baramulla was turned into COVID-19 quarantine center, which is same as the one shared in the post claiming to be Gachibowli quarantine center.

To sum it up, video showing people playing cricket inside a quarantine center in Baramulla (Jammu & Kashmir) is shared as that from the Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad.

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