The Kovid-19 epidemic (Corona virus infection) has caused havoc almost all over the world. The cases of corona virus infection are also increasing in India. Along with this, many messages about this epidemic are also going viral on social media and WhatsApp, some of which are true and some are also fake. These days a message is becoming very viral on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter. This message states that the World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined the protocols and methods of lockdown periods to control the world’s most dangerous viruses and the Indian government is declaring the lockdown accordingly. On March 22, a one-day lockdown was declared in India and on the night of March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in the country.
This viral message claimed that according to WHO protocol and methods to control the dangerous virus, first one day lockdown, then 21 day lockdown then five day break followed by 28 day lockdown, then five days After the break, a lockdown of 15 days should be done in the fourth phase. Accordingly, the message claimed that the lockdown would be done from April 15 to April 19 and then from April 20 to May 18.
— WHO South-East Asia (@WHOSEARO) April 5, 2020
There is a tweet from the official Twitter handle of WHO South-East Asia. This tweet states, ‘The messages which are being continuously shared about WHO’s lockdown protocol on social media are baseless and false. There is no protocol or method of WHO regarding lockdown. ‘ The tweet has tagged the official Twitter account of the Indian Ministry of Health, PIB India and UN India.
Let us tell you that more than 3500 cases of Corona virus infection have been reported in India, while 83 people have lost their lives due to this epidemic. More than 1.2 million people have been infected with it all over the world, while more than 60 thousand people have lost their lives.