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Cong Spokesperson Shares Image From Pak To Address India's COVID Situation, Gets Busted

Congress spokesperson Americai V Narayanan on Thursday had tweeted a picture of few children with torn feet quoting it as a result of 'Unplanned Lockdown'

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As India continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic with the Prime Minister extending the lockdown till May 3 to curb the virus spread, the Congress has blatantly resorted to fake news to tarnish the Central Government's efforts. Congress spokesperson Americai V Narayanan on Thursday tweeted a picture of few children quoting it as a result of 'Unplanned Lockdown' imposed in the country. 

Cong spokesperson admits

However, hours later it was revealed that the image tweeted by the Congress spokesperson is of Pakistan and not India, by an article in The London Post. Hours later, when brought to his attention, Narayanan accepted that he used the image 'only to make a point' and 'never said that it happened in India.' The Congress spokesperson added that he hopes that the government addresses the issue of the poor and the migrants who are affected the most, in his tweet. 

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With 941 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India's coronavirus tally crossed the 12,000 mark with the tally reading at 12,380 cases, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday. Out of the total tally, 10,477 patients are active cases while 1,489 patients have been cured, discharged and migrated. With 37 more deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll has risen to 414.

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