Tuesday, April 07, 2020
FAKE CHECK: No Protocol set by WHO for future phases of Lock-down
FAKE CHECK: No Protocol set by WHO for future phases of Lockdown.
07 April 2020
Pictures and Videos: GS Mann & Other Resources
A message says India is following a multi-phase lockdown endorsed by WHO to control the spread of coronavirus. But the claim has been found to be false.
The message is viral on WhatsApp Facebook etc. (We have marked it Fake, so that possible reuse may not spread misinformation) Here above is a copy of one of such viral pictures being shared.
The message is about protocols and procedures of lockdown periods said to be released by WHO. It says the WHO has divided the lockdown period into four stages and the Indian government is also following the same.
According to the message, in the first step, a one-day lockdown will be observed, followed by a 21-day lockdown in phase 2. This will be followed by a relaxation period of five days.
After five days, stage 3 of the lockdown will be enforced, which will last for 28 days. This again will be followed by a relaxation period of five days. The final lockdown will be of 15 days.
WHO in India, has clarified that the message is false and the organisation has not released any such protocol for lockdown periods.
Here is the statement published in The Tribune dated 07.04.2020
(New Delhi: The World Health Organisation on Monday rejected social media posts attributing to it a range of protocols on lockdowns to combat Covid-19 pandemic. In a clarification, the global health body said messages being circulated on social media as WHO protocol for lockdown were fake. “The WHO does not have any protocols for lockdown,” the WHO South-East Asia Region handle tweeted. TNS)
No country in the world is following the lockdown pattern as seen in the viral message. Each country has its own rules and regulations for lockdown as suitable for its prevalent conditions.