PIB Fact Check: Media Report about COVID 19 Task Force

Caravan magazine claimed that PM Narendra Modi did not consult the 21-member scientific COVID taskforce before extending the lockdown. But the reality is the government decided after consulting the force.
 

by Kavitha

Updated: Apr 15, 2020 16:45 IST

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PIB Fact Check tweeted that Caravan magazine claimed that India's PM Narendra Modi did not consult the 21-member scientific COVID taskforce before extending the lockdown. But the reality is all decisions were taken after consulting the taskforce.  

Official Tweet:

Intitally ICMR tweeted a media report which makes false claims about the COVID-19 Task Force. The general fact is that the task force met 14 times in the last month and all decisions taken involve the members of the task force. Please avoid such conjectures.

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