February 21, 2021 3:17:17 am
A widely-circulated news clip, which claimed that the district administration has announced a 15-day lockdown in Pune, is old and the administration has not issued any such orders, Pune District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh said on Saturday.
A short news clip of a Marathi channel, apparently from July 2020 when such a lockdown was imposed in the district due to rising Covid-19 cases, is being shared on social media for past few days.
This has led to numerous queries with the administration, forcing the collector to issue a clarification. Panic has gripped local residents, especially migrant workers, as some districts have announced renewed restrictions earlier this week.
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