Amid rising number of corona virus cases, an order purportedly issued by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), claiming that it has directed the Centre to re-impose lockdown from September 25 have gone viral on social media.
In order to contain the dilation of Covid-19 and decrease the mortality rate in the country, the NDMA, 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 Complete 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, the fake order, dated September 10 reads.
Now, the Press Information Bureau has issued a clarification and said that the order is fake and the government is not planning to impose total shutdown across the country.
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