India is grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic with the number of situations rising day-to-day and till now higher than 3 lakh people inside the nation have been affected by the virus day-to-day.
Meanwhile, faux info has to turn into one different headache for India as this menace is constantly created to learn from the state of affairs. A WhatsApp message is being circulated, which claims that Uttar Pradesh has extended the current lockdown as a consequence of rising COVID situations.
The message has to turn into viral and it is said to be claiming that Uttar Pradesh will most likely be beneath lockdown till May 10 and by no means May 4 as launched earlier. This is a faux message.
The fact take a look at workers of Uttar Pradesh clarified by issuing a notification that there acquired’t be any extension to the current lockdown inside the state. At least for now.
Posting a screenshot, the Fact Check workers confirmed that the message confirmed the lockdown being extended till May 10.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities extended the lockdown launched till May 6. Earlier, it launched a lockdown inside the state ultimate week, from Friday evening, April 30 to May 4, Tuesday morning.
Besides that, the faux WhatsApp message moreover claims that 21 districts of Uttar Pradesh will most likely be beneath lockdown till May 10 which contains Lucknow, Kanpur, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Agra, Bareilly, Moradabad, Rampur, Sitapur, Aligarh, Saharanpur, and Muzaffarnagar, amongst others.
Also, there could also be one different message that is doing rounds on social media platforms that means suggestions by means of the lockdown that options suspension of dwelling provide service from consuming locations that are turned out to faux.
The Uttar Pradesh Fact Check workers has requested people to not think about in these messages and cross-check with official sources.