Union Ministry of Labour requested All Chief Secretaries to advise Employers to not terminate or reduce wages due to COVID-19:

The Fact Check Unit of the Press Information Bureau has today confirmed a tweet which claimed that the Labour Ministry was requesting all chief secretaries to advise Employers of all establishments to not terminate or reduce wages of their employees amid COVID-19.

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Claim: A circular is doing rounds on social media projecting to be from @LabourMinistry.: Found True! The Ministry has requested all chief secretaries to advise employers of all establishments to not terminate or reduce wages of their employees amid

A stamp with the word True on a circular issued  by the Ministry of Labour and Employment dated March 20,2020
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In another post, Fact Check has busted a rumour on News portal which claimed that in Jaipur because of one Sadhu’s smoking pipe (Chillum) 300 people got infected by COVID-19. The office of the District Magistrate, Jaipur had informed that there was no such incident and the news is false.

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from @RanchiPIB https://twitter.com/RanchiPIB/status/1255096600327712773 

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न्यूज़ पोर्टल “न्यूज़ झारखण्ड” ने दावा किया है की जयपुर के ट्रांसपोर्ट नगर क्षेत्र में एक साधु की चिलम के कारण 300 लोगो में कोरोना फैला है|@PIBFactCheck: जिला कलेक्टर,जयपुर के अनुसार प्रकाशित खबर की कोई सत्यता नहीं है व ऐसी कोई घटना घटित नहीं हुई है

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S. No.STATE/UTTotal ACTIVE COVID-19 cases

 

Total positive COVID-19 patients recovered/discharged till date

 

Number of Deaths till date

 

1Haryana852133
2Himachal Pradesh10251
3Punjab2139819
4Chandigarh28170
5Andhra Pradesh91123531
6Telangana646610
7Maharashtra73081282369
8Madhya Pradesh2001361113
9Rajasthan159366946
10Kerala1233553
11Karnataka30219820
12Arunachal Pradesh010
13Assam9271
14Manipur020
15Meghalaya1101
16Mizoram100
17Nagaland100
18Sikkim000
19Tripura020

Today Chennai remained red with reporting 47 of the 52 COVID-19 positive cases in Tamil Nadu. Jammu & Kashmir reported 19 new cases today. Jammu reported a total 58 so far and Kashmir reported a total of 507 so far. Gujarat has the second highest number of Covid positive cases in India at 3,548. It also has the second highest mortality after Maharashtra at 162. Chhattisgarh has reported only 37 positive cases out of which 32 have already been cured. Goa, which reported only 7 cases in all has no active Covid 19 patient at present.

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