Amid nationwide lockdown due to Coronavirus, a post is being shared on social media giving out allotted time for the distribution of essential products. The link includes items such as milk, newspapers, vegetable, and medicines.
“Dates & timings for distributions of :
(1) MILK – From Morning 6 a.m to 8 a.m.(daily)
(2) NEWS PAPERS – Upto 7 a.m (daily)
(3) VEGETABLES, KIRANA & MEDICAL SHOPS :
From Morning 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. ( on 24/26/28 & 30 March only)
By Order of Mumbai Police Commissioner” the message read.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim to be false.
We checked the social media platforms of Maharastra police and found that the above post is fake.
“Rumours are no less infectious than #coronavirus ! This looks like a meticulous list, but a fake one too! Please note that no such directions have been given by @CPMumbaiPolice. In case of any doubt, please #Dial100 or tweet to us! #TakingOnCorona” Mumbai police tweeted.
Rumours are no less infectious than #coronavirus ! This looks like a meticulous list, but a fake one too! Please note that no such directions have been given by @CPMumbaiPolice . In case of any doubt, please #Dial100 or tweet to us! #TakingOnCorona pic.twitter.com/EQcHWGa0rU
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) March 24, 2020
The Commishmer of Mumbai police also put out a tweet rubbishing the above message.
Namaste, I’m the Commissioner of @MumbaiPolice & this list has definitely not been made on my directions! The last thing we want to get infected with & pass on during such crisis is rumours. Pls verify every msg regarding emergency services before you forward #StaySafeFromRumours pic.twitter.com/UO4y3gY1dm
— CP Mumbai Police (@CPMumbaiPolice) March 24, 2020
The above information proves that the viral post is fake.
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