Another strict lockdown to curb coronavirus unfold from September 25? PIB`s reality examine

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Amid rising coronavirus COVID-19 circumstances in India, the federal government on Monday (September 14) rejected studies that one other lockdown had been really useful from September 25 to curb the unfold of the coronavirus within the nation. The information was denied by Press Information Bureau in a publish with a “Fake News” alert.

Reports that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had really useful the Centre to impose one other lockdown from September 25 have gone viral on social media, together with a screenshot claiming to be of the NDMA’s order.

“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,” mentioned the “order”.

PIB tweeted that the NDMA ‘order’ in circulation was pretend.

“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.

It could also be recalled that nationwide lockdown was imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 to gradual the unfold of the virus within the nation. Since June, the lockdown has been lifted in phases.