“False claims” about COVID lockdown in India go viral, YouTube videos “misleading”


The Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Tuesday clarified the facts about certain videos posted on the video streaming platform – YouTube claimed the possibility of a ban.

“Many videos on #YouTube make false claims related to the third wave of # COVID19 and a possible #PIBFactCheck lock: These videos are misleading. #YouTube makes false claims related to the third wave of # COVID19 and a possible lockdown, “added PIB. added explanation.

“Do not share such videos or misleading screenshots,” added the PIB fact check:

COVID-19 state in India

Meanwhile, the nation reported another surge in new cases, with 1,68063 new cases and 277 deaths. According to the Union Ministry of Health, a total of 69,959 patients have recovered in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases has reached 8,21,446 while the daily positivity rate is 10.64%. The new variant – Omicron case number is 4,461.

COVID-19 vaccination campaign in India

According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, more than nine doses of lakh were given to the eligible age group on the first day of the precautionary dose action, which took place on Jan. 10. 4,911,013 precautionary doses were administered to medical personnel, 1,90,383 to frontline personnel, and 2,54,868 to the population over 60 with comorbidities.

India’s COVID-19 vaccine protection has exceeded 152.78 crore with 152.89 cr vaccine doses previously given as part of the nationwide vaccination campaign. More than 82 lakh (82.76.158) doses of vaccine were administered on January 10th (until 7:00 p.m.). With the preparation of the final reports for the day until late at night, the daily vaccination balance should increase.

When India began administering caution doses, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised those who got vaccinated. The prime minister said vaccination is the only most effective way to fight COVID-19 and also urged more eligible people to come forward and get the booster dose. The “caution doses” are being rolled out for health care providers and frontline workers, as well as escorts 60 and older, as the country sees a massive spike in COVID-19 cases.


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