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Is India heading towards another lockdown from December 1? PIB clarifies

Recently, AIIMS Delhi director Randeep Guleria warned that the second wave of coronavirus in India has begun. People should not leave the house unless absolutely necessary, he said

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As coronavirus cases are continuing to spike significantly in the country, there are a lot of rumours doing the rounds that the government might impose another lockdown in the country in December.

It is to be noted that Britain has also announced Lockdown-2 after France to control the outbreak which is overwhelming the public health system. In fact, the second wave also started in India.

Recently, AIIMS Delhi director Randeep Guleria warned that the second wave of coronavirus in India has begun. People should not leave the house unless absolutely necessary, he added. Guleria's statement came at a time when the number of corona patients is increasing significantly across the country. The AIIMS director said that due to negligence and air pollution, the infection is rising continuously. Care should be taken in this situation, otherwise, the situation could turn for the worse.  

However, the government's fact check wing --- the Press Information Bureau has rubbished claims of another lockdown and stated that no such decision regarding the matter has been taken.

Responding to a tweet that claimed that lockdown will be imposed in the country from December 1, PIB stated, ”A tweet allegedly posted by a prominent media outlet claims that due to the growing number of #COVID19 cases in the country, the Govt. is going to re-impose a nationwide lockdown from 1st December #PIBFactCheck: This tweet is #Morphed. No such decision has been taken by the Govt.” 

Many countries have imposed a second lockdown because of the possibility of another Coronavirus outbreak. The second lockdown is imposed in countries like France, Britain. Cases are high in Europe and America and also death rates. France and Germany have less population than India, but the condition is far better in our country. 

But as far as the lockdown is concerned, it is not a cure for the coronavirus, but the final verdict lies with the government. It has to be seen that if the cases increase, then how to prevent the infection from spreading. The state and the central governments will decide only after reviewing the situation because the economic factor is also a concern. If the problem starts getting serious, then small lockdowns can be imposed in affected areas or cities. A nationwide lockdown is very unlikely, though.

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