Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
01-April-2020 22:12 IST
PIB sets up COVID19 Fact Check Unit

Bureau to also release daily COVID bulletin at 8 PM

Press Information Bureau (PIB) has set up a portal - COVID 19 Fact Check Unit which will receive messages by email and send its response in quick time. PIB will also release a daily Bulletin at 8 pm every day to inform regarding Government’s decisions and developments and progress on COVID 19. The first bulletin was released today at 6.30 pm.

Furthermore, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has set up a Technical Group consisting of professionals from AIIMS, et al, to clarify any doubts in the minds of the general public on any technical aspect of COVID 19. The Ministry has also issued detailed Guidelines to deal with psychological issues amongst migrants.

The Cabinet Secretary has today written to all the State Governments informing them of the constitution of 11 Empowered Groups under the Disaster Management Act with clear cut mandate to decide on various aspects in the management of COVID 19. A request has been made for development of similar mechanism at the State level too. State Governments have also been requested to engage volunteers to supervise the welfare activities of the migrants.