Fake news busted: Govt. not re-imposing nationwide lockdown; no reopening of cinema halls
Kohima, Sep. 14 (EMN): An ‘order’ that is circulated regarding the re-imposition of nationwide lockdown for 46 days starting September 25 is not true, according to the government of India.
The Press Information Bureau on September 13 clarified that a purported order copy from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) directing the government to re-impose lockdown, was fake. ‘The NDMA has not issued any such order to re-impose lockdown,’ it stated.
The fake order copy reads: “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.”
Another fake report claimed that the Home ministry had ordered the reopening of cinema halls across the country from October 1 with the imposition of strict regulations. However, the PIB has clarified that no decision has been taken by the office of Home ministry on re-opening of the cinema halls yet. Therefore, the news is not true, it stated.