CLAIMAs countries across the world grapple with coronavirus, a message attributed to the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been shared to claim that the UN body has released an official protocol and procedure of lockdown periods to fight COVID-19.According to the viral message, WHO has prescribed four steps and intervals to impose lockdown.STEP 1: 1 daySTEP 2: 21 daysSTEP 3: 28 daysSTEP 4: 15 daysThe message insinuates that the lockdown timeline being followed by India has now been officially recognised by WHO.The message has been circulated on Facebook and WhatsApp with the same claim.No, Maps Don’t Show ‘Satellite View’ After PM’s 9 PM Candle CallTRUE OR FALSE?False.The Quint can confirm that there is no truth to the viral message and it is being falsely attributed to the WHO.WHAT WE FOUNDWe found that the message is being falsely attributed to the global body as WHO itself took to Twitter to rubbish these claims.“Messages being circulated on social media as WHO protocol for lockdown are baseless and FAKE. WHO does NOT have any protocols for lockdown,” the tweet read.The lockdown periods vary from country to country and depend on the rate at which the virus is spreading. Hence, it isn’t possible to come up with a common/ideal lockdown timeline for all countries.Further, the viral message is based on a paper published by two Indian-origin researchers at Cambridge. The paper proposes lockdown with period of relaxation in between to contain COVID-19 spread in India.Old Video Shared as ‘Train Supplying Essentials’ Amid LockdownYou can read all our fact-checked stories on coronavirus here.(Not convinced of a post or information you came across online and want it verified? Send us the details on WhatsApp at 9643651818, or e-mail it to us at email@example.com and we'll fact-check it for you. You can also read all our fact-checked stories here.) We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.