A post has gone viral on social media claiming that all Indian citizens are entitled to get Rs 7000 per week for staying at home to avoid the spread of COVID-19 beginning May 16, 2021. The post is being shared with a link offering full details on how to claim the amount.
The post is shared on Facebook with a caption that reads, “Finally some great news by govt. All Indian Citizens are Entitled to Rs.7000 per week to stay at home to avoid the spread of COVID-19 novel Coronavirus, starting from May 16, 2021. The Government grant pay is accessible to all no matter their employment status. Read the full article here on how to claim: https://external-preview.redd.it/vxPXEGgL4v8mCGw06IFGsmJNtqWQg-z60xQQ79dHKPY.jpg?auto=webp&s=db7685262e9b352a4888e547f52a244e2ea2cb9f”
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FAKE.
Starting with our investigation, we searched the web for any relevant media report but could not find any corroborating the viral claim.
As we clicked on the link, we could not find any document with details on how to claim the amount. The only thing visible was the picture of a monkey making inappropriate gesture. The viral message is clearly a prank.
We even checked the government websites and social media handles, and could not find any information related to the viral claim.
We found that the message had gone viral back in 2020 as well with a false link to an article in The Times of India.
There was no intimation to corroborate the viral claim by any social media handle of the government as well.
From all the above information, it can be concluded that this message is supposed to be a satire and is NOT a genuine message.
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