India Blockade News: There is no blockade in India as of 8 p.m. this afternoon: government sources | India News
A message that is viral on WhatsApp says:
Hi everyone !
India is headed for a national blockade starting tonight at 8 p.m.
The Prime Minister will give the speech today.
So get ready! ”
The message has created panic among people who have started to accumulate and accumulate stocks before the supposed movement is established.
We can confirm that this information is false. We have been officially told that it is incorrect and this clarification was sent to us:
Some media outlets speculate that PM Modi will announce a blockade at his address.
This information is incorrect. It will also create unnecessary panic in people’s minds, which is the last thing we need at a time like this.
Keep in mind that this is just one of several rumors circulating on social media.”
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There’s another one about a PMO press release detailing how people would work from home, among other details. It’s actually from the office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Read our Fact Check for that rumor.
Other than that, another round is that there will be disinfecting spray activity starting at 10 p.m. tonight. This message is also going viral and says:
Hello, I kindly ask you not to leave your house after 10 p.m. from tonight until tomorrow at 5 a.m. … There will already be spraying medicines in the air to kill COVID-19 !!
Share this information with all your friends, relatives and families …
This is for people in Delhi
The whole city
Pay no attention to these rumors as they are false.