Video showing a few men playing cricket inside an indoor stadium while few others are lying aside on beds is shared on social media claiming that the incident happened at a quarantine facility in the Expo Center of Lahore (Pakistan). The same video is also shared as that of a quarantine center in Indian states Telangana, Kerala, Tripura and Maharashtra. But FACTLY has found that the video shows people playing cricket inside a quarantine facility in Baramulla (Jammu & Kashmir). In April 2020, the Jammu & Kashmir government converted an indoor stadium in Baramulla into a COVID-19 quarantine centre to treat the patients. Earlier, when the same video went viral as that of a quarantine centre in Hyderabad (Telangana), FACTLY had debunked the claim which can be read here.
1. Facebook post (Archived)
1. ‘Times of India’ article – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/news/covid-19-guys-play-cricket-inside-a-quarantine-facility-in-jks-baramulla-video-goes-viral/videoshow/76303468.cms
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Originally published at Factly