No, Zee News Bulletin Did Not Claim India to Have Another Lockdown
The screenshot also claims that there will be a pause in air and train travel at that time as well.
A screenshot of a bulletin of Zee News is doing the rounds on social media, claiming that after 15 June, another lockdown could be imposed in India. However, we found that this screenshot has been morphed and that the news channel hadn’t shown any such news.
According to the screenshot of what appears to be a news bulletin by Zee News, the Home Ministry has given signals that there is a possibility of another lockdown being imposed after 15 June.
The screenshot also says that air and train travel will once again stop. We found some people sharing the screenshot on Facebook.
WHAT WE FOUND
Despite several searches, we found no such news published by Zee News or any other established media outlet which spoke of a lockdown possibly being imposed all over India after 15 June.
Further, we compared photos of Zee News’ Breaking News bulletin and other templates and found no similarities with the screenshot in circulation. While the photo in circulation is maroon and white, Zee’s templates are generally white and bright red. Some photos which we found on their Twitter handle and website can be seen below.
We have compiled several other breaking news templates of Zee News below, none of which look remotely like the screenshot in circulation. Not only were the colours different, the font used in the actual templates and the viral screenshot is also different.
We also found a template which was similar to the one which has been morphed. The “Breaking News” and “Sabse Pehle” banner can be seen to be the same in both. The band at the bottom, red-white in colour, can also be seen to be the same from the sides.
What is different is the actual text of the breaking news and that the morphed screenshot has a band with more text imposed on the lower band.
Further, we found that Zee News had also called out the screenshot as fake on their own website in an article. According to them, they have not shown any such news on their channel and said that the photo is completely fake and photoshopped.
(Update: The story has been updated to add a template, to show the difference between Zee’s breaking news format and the viral picture.)
Therefore, it is clear that Zee News had not run any such news and the ‘screenshot’ is fake.
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