PIB Debunks Fake Lockdown Claims On Social Media Amid Resurgent COVID Wave

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Press Information Bureau has debunked claims of closure of schools and colleges in view of resurgence of Covid-19 wave in India. The bureau was quoted as calling these claims doing the rounds on the internet as “bogus”.

The onslaught of new COVID cases in India over the past few days has fueled several false claims on social media about the country returning to a new series of lockdowns and shutting down schools and colleges. Rejecting the fake claims, PIB has also cautioned the students not to share unverified facts related to COVID-19 on social media.

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Though the Covid-19 wave is turning back in the last few days, any possible situation of restrictions, lockdown and closure of schools, colleges, markets etc. will be announced by the Central and State Governments. As of now, all schools, colleges and universities across the country are functioning with their regular schedule. In the meantime, people are advised to follow COVID protocols with proper social distancing, wearing of masks, optimum hygiene etc.

“There will be no lockdown situation in the country as 95% of the people here have been vaccinated. The immune system of Indians is stronger than that of the Chinese… India needs to go back to the basics of Covid – testing, treatment, tracing,” said Dr. Anil Goyal was told by ANI.

In the wake of rising COVID cases in the country and abroad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the public health response COVID-19, In the meeting, they outlined the ramp up of testing, genome sequencing and COVID infrastructure to ensure operational readiness.

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