Fact Check: Is the govt providing Rs 1,000 under the ‘Corona Aid Scheme’? Here’s the truth

A message is being circulated on WhatsApp and other social media platforms with a few web links.

The message claims that under the “Corona Assistance Scheme WCHO”, the Central Government is giving Rs 1,000 to everyone and one can get access to the money only after filling the form that is available on the given link.

*कोरोना सहायता योजना WCHO* *फॉर्म भरें और 1000 रु प्राप्त करें* *मुझे तो मिल गया अगर आप भी* *लेना चाहतें तो नीचे क्लिक करें और* *अभी प्राप्त करें 1000 रू* http://bit.ly/Corona-WCHO-1000R _WCHO के तरफ से जनहित में जारी_the message read. 

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FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above message and found it to be fake.

We ran a search but did not find any media report or government notices regarding any such scheme.

In fact, the Press Information Bureau (PIB), in a Facebook post, clarified that no such scheme has been launched by the government and the viral message is fake.

The above information conclusively proves that the message in circulation about such a scheme is fake.

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