No, Telangana will not impose complete lockdown from 29 April

A post claiming that Telangana will impose complete lockdown from 29 April has gone viral on social media.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  25 April 2021 12:58 PM GMT
No, Telangana will not impose complete lockdown from 29 April

Hyderabad: A post claiming that Telangana will impose complete lockdown from 29 April has gone viral on social media.


This claim is FALSE. There are no news reports or official statements confirming this claim.

Fact Check:

NewsMeter searched online for news reports about the lockdown but found none that supported the viral post. The Telangana government has only declared night curfew from 9 p.m to 5 a.m till 30 April to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

During the above mentioned period, all offices, firms, shops, establishments, and restaurants shall close at 8 p.m. However, hospitals, diagnostic labs, pharmacies, and those dealing with supply of essential services will be exempted, including print and electronic media; telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting, and cable services; IT and IT-enabled services; delivery of all goods through e-commerce; petrol pumps, LPG, CNG, petroleum, and gas outlets; and power generation, transmission, and distribution.

Also exempted are water supply and sanitation; cold storage and warehousing services; private security services; and production units or services which require continuous process

https://covid19.telangana.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/GO-87-Imposition-of-Night-Curfew-in-Telangana.pdf

We also checked the Telangana government portal for COVID-related press releases and found no recent order that mentioned a lockdown.

https://covid19.telangana.gov.in/lockdown-faqs/


Chief Minister KCR has also said that there will be no further lockdowns in Telangana. He has asked people not to panic and advised them to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and sanitize regularly.


https://newsmeter.in/top-stories/no-lockdown-in-telangana-public-are-advise-to-follow-covid-norms-kcr-676021

Thus, the claim that there will be a lockdown in Telangana from 29 April is FALSE. NewsMeter had earlier debunked similar false claims. Click here to read one such article.

Claim Review:Telangana will impose complete lockdown from 29 April
Claimed By:Social Media Post
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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