After the Centre announced various schemes and food subsidies for three months for the underprivileged or unorganized sector, many on the internet started speculating that the lockdown might extend to three months instead of the 21-days announced by PM Modi.
Sir, it means govt will extend the lockdown to 3 months. Pls arrange help for independent working professionals like freelancers, part-time workers also, how they will benefit from financial package. These professionals are neither under BPL, nor under reserved category die hungr https://t.co/iZ7ShxuGbr
— आरक्षण विरोधी, राजेश (@RajeshU1977) March 26, 2020
People are taking that this Lock down will be going to extend up to 3 month that is the reason why government has given all his scheme for three months is it true or a rumer.reg Vishal Pandey , Gorakhpur
— Vishal (@Vishal51610910) March 27, 2020
Dear people of India.
All these measures have been taken for 3 months so keep in mind and use common sense that the lock down can and will extend to 3 months and beyond 15th April.
— Crimson (@BinaryCrimson) March 26, 2020
NewsMobile fact-checked this and found that it is misleading.
NewsMobile spoke to senior government officials, who confirmed that as of March 30th, there is no proposal to extend the lockdown.
We also found a tweet by ANI, dated March 30, 2020. As per the tweet, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba said that the government has no plans to extend the lockdown.
I’m surprised to see such reports, there is no such plan of extending the lockdown: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on reports of extending #CoronavirusLockdown (file pic) pic.twitter.com/xYuoZkgM5e
— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2020
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This proves that the rumour of the lockdown being extended, holds no truth and is misleading and false.
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