Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has not been seen in public for the past two weeks, raising questions about his health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Opposition leaders have inquired about his whereabouts and there have been several rumors about his health condition.
Amidst this, many social media users are sharing reports that claim that KCR has tested positive for COVID-19. Some have even shared screenshots of a news channel claiming he is being treated at Yashoda Hospital in Somajiguda.
The archived link of the claim can be found here.
The above claim is FALSE.
No mainstream media outlet has reported that KCR has tested positive for the corona virus. The images shared online stating that he is being treated at Yashoda Hospital in Somajiguda are from HMTV, a Telugu news channel. On 21 January, the channel had reported that KCR was sick and was undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Screenshots from this video were shared claiming KCR was being treated for corona virus.
We also searched other news articles from 21 January 2020 and found several reports on KCR's illness.
Screenshots of old new reports are being shared along with claims that KCR is being treated for COVID-19 at Yashoda Hospital in Somajiguda.
Hence, the claim is FALSE.