Rumours are galore about an imminent nationwide lockdown in the country in view of the "third wave" of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, how true is it?
A viral social media post made to look like a screenshot of a television channel claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a nationwide lockdown from July 1 till July 31, also declaring the "beginning of the third wave".
PIB Fact Check was prompt enough to reject the claims and asked citizens to be wary of such viral posts in circulation.
Sharing image of the post on Twitter, the fact check wing clarified that no such announcement has been 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.
India on Wednesday logged 45,951 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,03,62,848, while daily fatalities remained below 1,000 for the third consecutive day. The death toll rose to 3,98,454 with 817 fresh fatalities, the lowest in 81 days.
According to the data published at 7 am, cumulatively 33.28 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.