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A letter as OFFICE MEMORENDUM by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare @MoHFW_INDIA in form of image and pdf is viral on WhatsApp claiming Holiday is made mandatory in 4 states, and also have included a fine of Rs 5000 per day for not following the orders.

Z-13020/14/2020-PH
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Government of India

Nirman Bhawan, New Dehli
Dated the 13th March, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarification regarding declaration of holidays for the states
– Maharasthra
– Gujrat
– Uttar Pradesh
– Sikkim
Kindly recalling all queries raised by state organization of queries
regarding declaration of holidays of the above mentioned state.

  • Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gathering to
    avoid the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus disease. In the view
    of the above, it is advised that mass gathering may be avoided or
    possibly be postponed till the disease spread is contained.
  • As an step towards containing the disease Ministry of Health & Family
    Welfare declares holiday from the period of 14th March, 2020 to 21st
    March, 2020.
  • This holiday is mandatory to all schools, colleges, educational institutes,
    work place having more than 10 employees present in at a time, all the
    statutory & local bodies of the state.
  • In case of any breach of the order a fine of Rs. 5000/- will applicable
    per day.

States may take necessary action accordingly in the matter.

(Rajendra Kumar)
Under Secretary for Government of India
Ph. 23061778

 

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has called the viral letter fake.

“It is clarified that the above mentioned O.M is fake and has NOT BEEN issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Necessary action under extant law is being initiated.” – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Update on COVID-19: Fact check on fake O.M of Health Ministry

Posted On: 13 MAR 2020 7:19PM by PIB Delhi

A fake O.M. from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has been doing the rounds today. The fake O.M. is regarding the subject “Clarification regarding declaration of holidays for the States” and is dated 13th March, 2020.

It is clarified that the above mentioned O.M is fake and has NOT BEEN issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Necessary action under extant law is being initiated.

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MV

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