Total Lockdown for 46 Days from Sept 25, Rumour or Reality?
Centre to re-impose nationwide lockdown from September 25? Deets Here
The Government has denied the rumour of a nationwide lockdown from September 26 amid rising coronavirus cases. The Central Government denied issuing any order of a nationwide lockdown once again to curb the spread of COVID-19. The news was denied by Press Information Bureau in a post with a “Fake News” alert.
Report that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had recommended the Centre to impose another lockdown from September 25 have gone viral on social media. These are circulating along with a screenshot claiming to be of the NDMA’s order.
The order says, “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“.
PIB refuting the fake order said, “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.”
Check out the tweet here:
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. #PIBFactCheck: This order is #Fake. @ndmaindia has not issued any such order to re-impose lockdown. pic.twitter.com/J72eeA62zl
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) September 12, 2020
Currently, India has recorded over 48 lakh cases with over 79,000 deaths. The daily rise in cases has reached 90,000.