A post is being shared on social media with a claim that Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued new lockdown guidelines for the city of Mumbai.
“Maharashtra Mumbai New Total Lockdown Guidelines applicable from 1st May 2021,” the Facebook post read.
The notice lists out the time and days for different shops to open such as a ‘Shoe and garment shop can open on Monday and Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm’.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
We looked for media reports to corroborate the viral claim but did not find any recent news reports about any such notice.
This image, making rounds on social media, is FAKE. BMC has issued NO such guidelines.
All lockdown guidelines issued by state govt will remain in effect.
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) April 30, 2021
We also found a tweet by news agency ANI dated April 29, 2021, stating that Maharashtra government has extended the already imposed COVID-19 restrictions till May 15.
Maharashtra government extends current COVID19 restrictions till May 15 pic.twitter.com/TaE6hCJoIV
— ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2021
Hence from the above fact check, it is clear that the viral post is fake.
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