Rumour mills are abuzz with one claim or another. At a time when the country is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, rumor mongers are going full throttle in order to mislead the masses. India is currently in the fourth phase of the lockdown as cases of the virus continue unabated. Even as the government has laid down comprehensive guidelines, there have been umpteen occasions when bogus claims were widely made.
Recently, a purported screengrab circulated on social media. It claimed that the home ministry has permitted all states to open schools. "Greh mantralaya ne sabhi rajyon ko school kholne ki permission di," the text read in Hindi.
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has not taken any decision regarding the opening of schools in the country. As per the guidelines, all educational institutions in India continue to remain closed. PIB Fact Check has also dismissed the claim on the opening of schools as "false". It said that all educational institutes are closed throughout the country as per orders of the Ministry of Home Affairs.