With coronavirus cases increasing rapidly, there is speculation that the NDA government led by Narendra Modi may again take a nationwide lockdown to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19.
Rumors have gained momentum after the lockdown-like restrictions in several states and federal territories, including Maharashtra and Delhi.
A false news graphic of a private news channel is spreading these days and some people claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided once again to complete the shutdown in the country from May 3 to May 20.
Taken as true, some people think it is real and a fake news photo is widely circulated on social media. During the investigation, it was revealed that this post is completely fake. The news channel did not make any such announcement.
S Rajput, a Facebook user, posted a fake news channel pictorial with PM Modi photo on April 25, claiming that there will be a full lockdown in the country from May 3 to May 20.
However, the news channel categorically stated that it had not broadcast any such news about the shutdown and that the post was completely fake.
He told us that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already made clear that the country needs to be rescued from this deadly coronavirus, but lockdown should be the last option.
On April 20, 2021, Prime Minister Modi said: “In the current situation, there is a need to save the country from lockdown.” The Prime Minister asked the state government to use “lockdown” only as a last resort.