Weekend lockdown in Haryana? Know fact behind viral message

Amid the unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases, varied state governments have imposed curfews and partial lockdowns to include the unfold of the virus.

Recently, a government order by the Haryana government has been making rounds on social media platforms, claiming that a weekend lockdown will be imposed within the state. This created plenty of panic and confusion within the residents of Haryana.

The Directorate of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Haryana, on Friday (April 16) took to Twitter to provide clarification about weekend lockdown.

As per the division, the order being circulated is totally faux and there will not be an imposition of weekend lockdown in Haryana.

“Fake message about the imposition of lock down during the weekend in Haryana has been circulated in some social media posts. That needs to be ignored fully. The state will take criminal and punitive action against the perpetrators: govt official,” the division wrote in its tweet.

Lately, plenty of faux messages relating to lockdowns and curfews are being forwarded on social media platforms. It is advisable that one ought to all the time depend on data from verified sources as faux forwards can solely result in chaos and panic amongst people.

Meanwhile, Gurgaon officers have acknowledged that there aren’t any plans of imposing weekend lockdown within the metropolis. 

“As of now it is only night curfew that is being imposed. If things escalate further and the government thinks it fit then we might be going for a weekend lockdown, but as of now there are no plans for it,” Yash Garg, Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate of Gurgaon was quieted as saying by the Indian Express. 

“The situation is dynamic, in Haryana the orders have come directly from the State Disaster Management Authority, so if the government thinks it fit it might be there but, as of yesterday, when we had a video conference with the Chief Minister, there were no such plans,” he added.

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