A claim is being made on WhatsApp that the government is providing financial assistance of Rs 4,000 under the 'Corona Care Fund Scheme'. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has termed this claim absolutely fake.
Alerting the citizens not to fall prey to such claims, PIB said that it is being claimed in a message that under the 'Corona Care Fund Scheme', the Government of India will provide Rs 4,000 to everyone as financial assistance. This claim is fake as no such scheme is being run by the Government of India.
In another fact check, earlier, a viral social media post made to look like a screenshot of a television channel claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a nationwide lockdown from July 1 till July 31, also declaring the "beginning of the third wave".
However, the PIB Fact Check was prompt enough to reject the claims and asked citizens to be wary of such viral posts in circulation.
Sharing the image of the post on Twitter, the fact check wing clarified that no such announcement was made by the prime minister.
"Prime Minister has not made any such announcement. Kindly be wary of such misleading messages. The said claim is fake," PIB Fact Check wrote on Twitter.