FAKE Alert: Military lockdown is NOT being being imposed in Mumbai and Pune

A message is being circulated on social media and WhatsApp with a claim that Military lockdown is being imposed in Mumbai and Pune for 10 days starting from Saturday (May 9, 2020) onwards.

Entire Mumbai and pune will be under Military lockdown for 10 days starts from Saturday. So please stock everything.
Groceries vegetables. City is going to hand over Army. Might Udhav thackeray releasing Control.
Only milk and medicine will be available…..please inform your Mumbai friends if one stays ……🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻” the message read. 

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the viral message and found the claim to be false.

We ran a search and did not find any credible news report supporting the viral claim.

We then found a tweet by the Press Information Bureau, Maharashtra, stating that no Army/Navy personnel are being deployed for maintaining law and order in the city and the message is FAKE.

We also found a tweet by Mumbai Police, rubbishing the viral claim.

The above information proves that the viral message in circulation is false.

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