Fact Check: The Entire State Of Uttar Pradesh Is Under Lockdown Till May 10; Not Just 21 Districts

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a post on social media is going viral claiming that lockdown has been imposed in just 21 districts of Uttar Pradesh till May 10. 

The text embedded in the image of one such Facebook post reads, “Big Breaking News कानपुर समेत UP के निम्न 21 जिलों में 10 मई तक लॉकडाउन रहेगा”

(Translation: Big Breaking News: Along with Kanpur, lockdown will be imposed in 21 districts of Uttar Pradesh till May 10)

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be MISLEADING. 

We could not find any such information on any news website, wherein it is mentioned that lockdown has been imposed only in 21 districts of UP till May 10. In every news article, it is mentioned that the lockdown has been imposed in the entire state, not particularly in 21 districts only.

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We also found a tweet published by the official Twitter account of UP Government on May 6, 2021, in which they had stated that “The state government has extended the ongoing Corona Curfew in the state till 10 May 2021, 7 AM.” Here also, they did not mention anything about 21 particular districts of the state. 

Hence, from the above information, it is evident that the post claiming that lockdown has been imposed in just 21 districts of Uttar Pradesh till May 10 is misleading.

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