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A video is widely shared on social media claiming that a temple in Andhra Pradesh has been turned into a quarantine facility for Muslims.

A clarification given by the Telangana Department of Information and Public Relations through its official Facebook account refutes the claim.

A video is going viral on social media with the caption "a temple in Andhra Pradesh has been used as a quarantine centre for Muslims who are roaming freely with chappal inside the temple."

A fact check done by the Government of Telangana confirms that the building shown in the video is not Kanipakam temple of Andhra Pradesh. In fact, it is a pilgrim lodge (‘Sri Ganesh Sadan’) in Kanipakam that is being used as a quarantine centre by the Andhra Pradesh government.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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