Life is slowly returning back to normal after several lockdown restrictions in the country were eased. However, COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Amidst this, a message claiming that the Home Ministry may announce another complete lockdown from 15 June has gone viral on Twitter and Facebook. It also claims that air and train travel will be banned. The message has been doing the rounds of WhatsApp, too.

The viral message looks like a screenshot from Zee News and has its logo.



Similar messages shared on Facebook look like screenshots from various other news outlets.

Zee News1

Fact Check:

The above claim is FALSE.

Zee News, too, has claimed that it is fake news.

We also found several differences in the viral image and the breaking news template of Zee News. PIB Fact Check tweeted that this claim is false and the Home Ministry has not given any such orders to date.



PIB Telangana shared PIB Fact Check's tweet and it also refuted the claim that a complete lockdown would be imposed from 15 June.



No such orders were found on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs either.

Therefore, the claim that the Home Ministry has ordered a complete lockdown from 15 June is FALSE.

Claim Review :   Home Ministry has ordered complete lockdown from 15 June
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  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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