Fact Check: Will citizens above 18 years of age get ₹1.3L Covid-19 funding?


Team Udayavani, Nov 26, 2020, 11:59 AM IST

A viral message circulating on WhatsApp claims that the government has ordered the payment of Rs.1,30,000 as COVID-19 fund to citizens above 18 years of age

The message title reads, “The government has ordered payment of Rs 1,30,000 to all citizens above the age of 18”  It also includes a link to claim the amount.

However, government claims that no such scheme has been announced and that the message is fake

PIB Fact Check tweeted, “Claim: A message circulating on #WhatsApp claims that the Government has ordered payment of ₹130,000 as #Covid funding to all citizens above the age of 18. #PIBFactCheck: The claim is #Fake. No such announcement has been made by the Government”

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