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Coronavirus: Indian Army dismisses rumours of emergency' on social media

A few days earlier, a report suggesting India might soon declare a financial emergency had done rounds, but was declared false by the government

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Coronavirus: Indian Army dismisses rumours of ‘emergency' on social media
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The Indian Army has squashed rumours about a likely declaration of emergency next month.

"Fake & malicious messages are circulating on social media about likely declaration of emergency in mid-April & employment of Indian Army, veterans, National Cadet Corps and National Service Scheme to assist the civil admin. It's clarified that this is absolutely fake," the Indian Army tweeted.


Coronavirus-related fake news has caused trouble in the past too. A fake account with a name similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's PM CARES fund was being circulated asking for money using the PM's name.

A few days earlier, a report suggesting India might soon declare a financial emergency had done rounds, but was declared false by the government.

The clarification on emergency comes as the 21-day national lockdown enters its sixth day.

India's tally for confirmed COVID-19 cases has crossed 1000 along with 29 fatalities.

Also Read: Coronavirus scare: Foreign tourist arrivals growth hit record low in February

Also Read: Coronavirus: Govt denies lockdown extension, says 'no such plan'


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