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PIB debunks viral forward claiming reimposition of complete lockdown from June 15

Hemani Sheth Mumbai | Updated on June 15, 2020 Published on June 11, 2020

The Press Information Bureau on Wednesday took to Twitter to debunk a viral message that claims that the government will reimpose a complete lockdown from June 15.

An image that has now gone viral had been making rounds on social media. According to the forward attributed to a news organisation, the government will impose a complete lockdown on June 15. However, the PIB’s Face Check account debunked the claim stating that it is false. It further advised netizens to be wary of such misinformation.

“Claim: In a photo being circulated on social media, it is claimed that the complete lockdown can be implemented in the country again from June 15 with the ban on train and air travel by the Ministry of Home Affairs. #PIBFactcheck - this is #Fake. Beware of such misleading photos spreading fake news,” PIB Fact Check said in a tweet (translated from Hindi).

The government earlier this month announced its plans to gradually lift restrictions and “Unlock” the country in a phased manner starting with the reopening of malls, offices, shops, restaurants, hotels and religious places in non-containment zones. Containment zones, however, are still under a strict lockdown until June 30 to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Health Ministry will remain in place at least until June 30.

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Published on June 11, 2020
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