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Chandigarh: UT Adviser Parida clarifies on 'complete lockdown for a week' report
Chandigarh, May 3, 2021: After a vernacular newspaper on Monday published news declaring the possibility of complete lockdown in Union Territory Chandigarh for a week, UT Adviser Manoj Parida has issued a clarification on the matter.
Manoj Parida asked the public not to believe in rumors.
"I have not spoken/hinted to any media on any lockdown plan. Don't believe rumors. Under the NDMA Act rumors on Covid is punishable. Action will be taken against false rumors being spread by some media persons. All must wait for the official press bulletin," Manoj Parida.
It is to be mentioned that the said media establishment has claimed that Manoj Parida has hinted at the possibility of complete lockdown, the decision of which will be taken in the Covid-19 war room meeting of the Chandigarh administration.