Latest News: Will India Enact 46 Days Lockdown From September 25 to Curb the Spread of COVID-19??

Amid the surging number of coronavirus cases, an order ostensibly issued by the NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) claiming to have led the center to re-impose the lockdown since September 25. This order has gone viral on social media platforms.

In order to curb the spread of the coronavirus and reduce the country’s mortality rate, the National Disaster Management Authority and the Planning Commission are hereby urge the Indian government and guide the ministry of home affairs in order to re-impose a stringent nationwide lockdown of 46 days beginning from September 25. In order to maintain the supply chain of crucial commodities in the country, NDMA hereby notifies the ministry so that ministry can make plans accordingly, the bogus order, dated September 10 stated.

Now, the Press Information Bureau has made a clarification and declared that the order is a forgery. Yes, the government does not intend to implement a complete shutdown across the country.


Claim: The order allegedly issued by the National Disaster Management Authority claims that it has instructed the government to re-impose a lockdown across the country from September 25.

Actual PIB review: This order is forged. PIB wrote on Twitter that NDMA has not issued any such order to re-impose a nationwide lockdown. 

On March 25, a nationwide lockdown was imposed to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus in India. Beginning in June, the center began the unlocking process, which entered the fourth phase in September. The center began the unlocking process in June, which entered its fourth phase in September. Those activities which were forbidden during the two-month lockdown period have been resumed in a classified mode. During this period, rumors of a further lockdown have been spread several times, but the center still believes that, except for the restrictions already imposed on the containment areas, there will be no lockdown nationwide.

India registered 94,375 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to more than 4.77 million. This is the fourth consecutive day of new Covid-19 cases in the country hovering at around 94,989. According to an update from the Ministry of Health on Sunday, the number of active cases has reached 9,73,176, and 37,02,596 cases have been discharged. 

Besides this, as the World Health Organization reports record COVID-19 cases, Israel is planning to reimpose nationwide lockdown!

Israel stated that as the number of daily coronavirus infections worldwide reached a record high level, Israel will re-impose its national lockdown to resist the surge of coronavirus.

The lockdown in Israel will last three weeks beginning from Friday, keeping people no more than 500 meters (yards) away from their homes. This is the first advanced economy to take such drastic measures to curb the second wave of infectious COVID-19 disease. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: I know these measures will cost us all dearly.

With the 21 days (three weeks) lockdown, Israel will become the first nation to impose such strict restrictions on a nationwide scale.

On Sunday, the World Health Organization reported 307,932 new cases globally, the highest daily number in the database since the pandemic began. 

The rest of the world is still battling the first wave of the coronavirus, including some of the most populous countries, such as Indonesia. 

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the country!


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