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Beware! THIS viral WhatsApp message claiming lockdown in UP extended till May 10 is fake


India is grappled in the COVID-19 pandemic with the variety of circumstances growing day-to-day and till now greater than 3 lakh individuals in the nation have been affected by the virus each day. 

Meanwhile, fake information has grow to be one other headache for India as this menace is consistently created to reap the benefits of the scenario. A WhatsApp message is being circulated, which claims that Uttar Pradesh has extended the prevailing lockdown as a consequence of rising COVID circumstances.

The message has grow to be viral and it is mentioned to be claiming that Uttar Pradesh can be beneath lockdown till May 10 and never May 4 as introduced earlier. This is a completely fake message.

The truth examine crew of Uttar Pradesh clarified by issuing a notification that there gained’t be any extension to the present lockdown in the state. At least for now.

Posting a screenshot, the Fact Check crew confirmed that the message confirmed the lockdown being extended till May 10.

The Uttar Pradesh authorities extended the lockdown introduced till May 6. Earlier, it introduced a lockdown in the state final week, from Friday night, April 30 to May 4, Tuesday morning.

Besides that, the fake WhatsApp message additionally claims that 21 districts of Uttar Pradesh can be beneath lockdown till May 10 which incorporates Lucknow, Kanpur, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Agra, Bareilly, Moradabad, Rampur, Sitapur, Aligarh, Saharanpur, and Muzaffarnagar, amongst others.

Also, there is one other message that is doing rounds on social media platforms that means pointers throughout the lockdown that features suspension of residence supply service from eating places which is turned out to be fake. 

The Uttar Pradesh Fact Check crew has requested individuals to not imagine in these messages and cross-check with official sources.

 

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