COVID-19: Message on Army Being Deployed in Telangana is False
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar told The Quint that the claims being made in the viral message are false.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, several false messages are being circulated on social media, causing panic among the masses.
A viral message has claimed that the military is going to deployed in the state of Telangana from “midnight or tomorrow morning”. It further states that nobody will be allowed to go out of their homes and mentions the different regions where the army will be positioned.
The Quint received a query about the veracity of the claim on our WhatsApp helpline.
WHAT’S THE TRUTH?
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said that the claims being made in the message are untrue.
Speaking to The Quint, she said, “This is a false rumour and fake news. Anyone spreading such news would booked. Do not forward such messages.”
Further, the Indian Army’s official Twitter handle stated that messages about a probable declaration of emergency in mid-April and deployment of the army to help the civil administration are “fake and malicious”.
According to the Ministry of Health website, as many as 71 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, with one recovery and one death.
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