Hyderabad : In the outbreak of Coronovirus in India, the Central government including respective state heads, has adapted certain preventive measures to contain the spread.  One of the primary steps taken is the temporary shut down of educational institutions and even public transport in Maharashtra. Employees have been asked to work from home while few companies have stopped operations till further orders.

However, in the wake of a number of message making rounds, a text stating  “All Indian Citizens are Entitled to Rs.7000 per week to stay at home to avoid the spread of COVID-19 novel Coronavirus, starting from March 16, 2020, has gone viral .  The message also states, ‘The Indian Government grant pay is accessible to all no matter employment status. Read full article here on how to claim:

https://external-preview.redd.it/vxPXEGgL4v8mCGw06IFGsmJNtq…”. The message is gone  viral on Facebook

Facebbok Work Fromhome

Fact Check:

Investigation done by this correspondent found that claim to be  FALSE. As we click on the link, there is no document that shows details. The only thing we can see is a picture of a monkey showing in inappropriate gesture. The message is a prank.

Further checks found a  government website and social media handles, which does not provide much info

It is supposed to be a satire and is NOT a genuine message.

Therefore, the claim that government of India is offering all citizens Rs. 7000 per week to stay at home, irrespective of their employment status is FALSE.

 

Satya Priya BN

Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist.
Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support.
A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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