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Fact Check: Is govt planning to re-impose lockdown from Sept 25?


Team Udayavani, Sep 14, 2020, 3:06 PM IST

An order purportedly issued by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) claiming that it has directed the government to re-impose a nationwide lockdown from September 25 has gone viral.

The order reads “In order to contain the spread of Covid-19 and decrease the mortality rate in the country, the National Disaster Management Authority, along with the Planning commission, hereby urges the government of India and directs the Prime Minister office, ministry of home affairs to re-impose a strict nationwide lockdown of 46 days starting from midnight September 25, 2020. Maintaining the supply chain of essential commodities in the country, therefore hereby NDMA is issuing a prior notice to the ministry to plan accordingly”

The government took to Twitter to clarify that the order is fake and added that the NDMA has not issued any such order to re-impose lockdown.

PIB tweeted saying “Claim: An order purportedly issued by National Disaster Management Authority claims that it has directed the government to re-impose a nationwide #Lockdown from 25th September. #PIBFactCheck: This order is #Fake. @ndmaindia has not issued any such order to re-impose lockdown”

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