Fact Check: News of complete lockdown in Madhya Pradesh is false

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country, messages of complete lockdown in certain states are being circulated on social media.
One such message claims that the state of Madhya Pradesh is going under complete lockdown from July 16 to July 30, 2020.
“बिग ब्रेकिंग्…मध्य प्रदेश में पूर्ण लॉक डॉउन पर मुख्यमंत्री ने बुलाई बैठक। मुख्य सचिव और गृह सचिव सहित कई विभागों के अफसरो के साथ की बैठक। सभी जिलों को पूर्ण लॉक डॉउन के लिये दिए गये निर्देश। सूत्रों की माने यो 16 से 31 तक राज्य में लागू रहेगा पूर्ण लॉक डॉउन। आज जारी हो सकता है अधिसूचना। गृह विभाग जारी होगा अधिसूचना। ” The message read in Hindi.
(Translation: Breaking News…The Chief Minister called a meeting regarding complete lockdown in Madhya Pradesh. Chief Secretary and Home secretary along with officials of several other departments were present. A complete lockdown has been ordered in all the districts. According to the sources, lockdown will be into effect from 16 July to 31 July. the announcement can be made today)


NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim to be false.
We ran a search and found a tweet by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan stating that the news of lockdown in Madhya Pradesh is a rumor.
“There is news on various social media platforms that a lockdown is being imposed in Madhya Pradesh. This news is completely baseless. No such decision has been taken by the Madhya Pradesh government regarding the lockdown in the state, ” he tweeted on July 15, 2020.

Hence, from the above information, we can conclude that the post is circulation in false.

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