Maharashtra continues to report surge in covid cases, Mumbai city being the worst affected city with maximum number of cases.
Amid rise in covid cases, many have blamed the Mumbai local train services for the increase in the covid cases. Maharashtra government resumed tlocal train services for general public in February. However the resumption of services led to crowding in the trains as well as platforms.
In order to curb the spread the state government has now imposed strict restrictions like offices should allow employees work from home which will help to reduce crowding.
Meanwhile an old video showing huge crowd at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai is going viral on social media. The viral is being claimed to be from yesterday.
Press Information Bureau (PIB) conducted a fact check on the video that is being circulated on social media and found out that the video is FAKE. It is FAKE video.
In a tweet, PIB Fact Check said the video, which is from last year, is "being mischievously shared". "A video of heavily crowded Mumbai CST Platform is being shared on social media claiming to be from yesterday. The video is old and is being mischievously shared with recent dates. Please don't share this video," read the tweet. "Crowded Mumbai CST platform video is from last year," PIB Fact Check clarified.
Mumbai reported 8,938 fresh COVID-19 cases yesterday, taking up the tally to 491,980, while there were 25 deaths, increasing the toll to 11,881.
A video of heavily crowded Mumbai CST Platform is being shared on social media claiming to be from yesterday. #PIBFactCheck: The video is old and is being mischievously shared with recent dates. Please don't share this video. pic.twitter.com/bT69Fok5GX— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) April 9, 2021