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Govt planning 3-day nationwide lockdown? Here's the truth

Rumour mills have it that the government is planning to impose a three-day lockdown in view of the coronavirus cases in the country. Various messages circulating on social media claim that a three-day lockdown will be implemented starting February 29.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 25, 2021 19:06 IST
Govt planning 3-day nationwide lockdown? Here's the truth
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Govt planning 3-day nationwide lockdown? Here's the truth

Rumour mills have it that the government is planning to impose a three-day lockdown in view of the coronavirus cases in the country. Various messages circulating on social media claim that a three-day lockdown will be implemented starting February 29. 

THE CLAIM

Several messages in circulation on social media claim that the lockdown will be in place from February 29-February 31. 

"Total lockdown strictly for 3 days in country...from 29 feb to 31st feb," a  claim read. 

"Government imposes total lockdown strictly for 3 days from 29 Feb to 31st Feb all over India, another message said.

THE TRUTH

Neither it is a leap year (February 29) nor is the news true. The government has not decided to impose a lockdown in the country. PIB Fact Check too dismissed the news in a lighter vein. 

"Give it a rest, guys! Save the jokes, we are still a month away from April fools' day," it wrote on Twitter.

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