Bihar has NOT imposed Complete lockdown till August 16; here’s the fact check

Bihar has NOT imposed lockdown till August 16; here's the fact check

In the times of COVID-19 a circular about the extension of lockdown in Bihar is doing the rounds on social media and many media organizations.

According to the notice, there will be a complete list of the new guidelines of extended lockdown that have to be followed in Bihar from August 01, 2020, to August 16, 2020.

The Facebook caption read, “Lockdown extended in Bihar for a period of 16 days effective from 1st August in wake of #COVID19

More such posts can be seen here, here and here.

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be FAKE.

In a tweet, the Information and Public Relations Department of Bihar (IPRD Bihar) clarified that the letter in circulation about the extension of lockdown in Bihar is FAKE.

Twitter read, “A letter dated 29.07.20 with regard to Lockdown order is being circulated in social media. Home Department, Government of Bihar has clarified that this is fake. All should ignore the content of this fake letter.

Hence, the above information clearly states that the letter circulated all over social media about the extension of lockdown in Bihar is FAKE.

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