26.4 C
Monday, September 28, 2020
Home Coronavirus Fact Check: No India is not going under another lockdown from September...

Fact Check: No India is not going under another lockdown from September 25

The central government on Monday denied reports that the country is going under a lockdown again had been recommended from September 25 because of a spurt in coronavirus cases in the country. The Press Information Bureau refused the news in a post with a “Fake News” alert.

“In order to contain the spread of Covid-19 and decrease the mortality rate in the country, the National Disaster Management Authority, along with the Planning commission, hereby urges the government of India and directs the Prime Minister office, ministry of home affairs to re-impose a strict nationwide lockdown of 46 days starting from midnight September 25, 2020. Maintaining the supply chain of essential commodities in the country, therefore hereby NDMA is issuing a prior notice to the ministry to plan accordingly,” reads the “order” dated September 10.

PIB clarified said the order in circulation was fake.

“Claim: An order purportedly issued by National Disaster Management Authority claims that it has directed the government to re-impose a nationwide lockdown from 25th September. PIB Fact Check: This order is Fake. NDMA has not issued any such order to re-impose lockdown,” PIB tweeted.

The country went into a lockdown to curb the spread of the virus in March-end. Since June, it has been opening up in phases. Rumours of another strict lockdown has emerged alongside a spike in coronavirus cases. India, the world’s second worst-hit, has more than 48 lakh infections. Over the past few days, there have been over 90,000 cases daily.

Must Read

Bhai Virendra Yadav targeted Nitish, said CM not at par with Tejashwi

With the announcement of the Bihar assembly elections, the vocal war among leaders has erupted. Far from electoral issues, leaders and workers are pointing...

Bihar elections 2020: Congress gears up for ‘Mahila Kranti Sammelan’

As “women” have been named the “silent force” behind the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s electoral victories in Bihar, the Congress party has decided to...

BJP Youth wing chief, Tejaswi Surya attacks Tejashwi Yadav on unemployment topic

RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, who was a former partner in the Nitish Kumar led Bihar Government, has been continuously attacking the BJP which stands at...

Seat-sharing in the Grand Alliance will be clear in next 72 hours: Manoj Jha

There has been no announcement regarding seat-sharing in the grand alliance on the dates of Bihar assembly elections, but RJD leader and MP Manoj...

Bihar Election: Tejashwi promises 10 lakh job vacancies

With the assembly elections approaching near, the political parties have started with their grand promise-making phase. Talking about the Grand Alliance, the seats have...