A picture of Prime Minister Modi speech on coronavirus and lockdown on social media is going viral. This is a screenshot of the ABP news channel. It has been said in this image that the Prime Minister is going to stop internet service from today night 12 AM.
This screenshot is of the message given on 24 March 2020 to Prime Minister Modi’s country. On this day, Modi announced a nationwide lockdown to deal with the coronavirus. Which has started from 12 midnight on 24th and 25th March. This lockdown will run until 14 April. The Prime Minister has not made any such announcement about shutting down the Internet. A careful look at this screenshot shows that it has been edited.
The color of the red color in which the bandh is written, there is a difference between it and the color outside the frame. Outside is a light red color. Careful examination reveals that it has been pasted by inexpensive editing. The Prime Minister name is written as PM Modi, not Pm Modi.
There is no restriction on many essential services including Internet services. Internet services will continue to operate as before. Some services are exempted from this entire lockdown. Point 4d of the circular issued by the government says that Internet, mobile, broadcast and cable services will continue. They are not banned during the lockdown.