[SPAM] PM Announces All India Lockdown Increased Till 4th May 2020
The fake screenshot is shared with a false caption of extended lockdown announcement.
Below post has been circulating on social media.
PM Announces All India Lockdown Increased Till 4th May 2020
Verification: As of now PM Modi did not make any such announcement of lockdown to be extended till 4th May 2020
The image shared is not real. It has been morphed to mislead. The text on the image on India Toady telecast is replaced to make it look real though it’s fake. Fonts used and the background of the image shared are clear clues that the image is fake. The use of words like “increased ” is not appropriate. There is a mention on the image that PM announces to shut down everything till 4th May
PM Modi announced 21 days lockdown from 25th March in his address to the nation regarding the spread of COVID-19 in India. As of now, there is no such information on any official site or twitter account of PM Modi regarding the extension of lockdown. Check the link below to know more. You can see the original screen.
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Prasar Bharti News Services, PIB India, ANI also tweeted and clarified about the fake information shared regarding the extension of current lockdown in India.
FAKE NEWS ALERT 🚨
PBNS got in touch with the Cabinet Secretary on this news article.
The Cabinet Secretary expressed surprise & said that there is no such plan of extending the lockdown. https://t.co/CrLlp6f7X5
— Prasar Bharati News Services & Digital Platform (@PBNS_India) March 30, 2020
Alert : There are rumours & media reports, claiming that the Government will extend the #Lockdown21 when it expires. The Cabinet Secretary has denied these reports, and stated that they are baseless#PIBFactCheck#lockdownindia #coronaupdatesindia #IndiaFightsCorona
— PIB India (@PIB_India) March 30, 2020
— ANI (@ANI) March 30, 2020
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Post Date: 3 Apr 2020
Post ID: #75885