A widely circulated message on WhastApp claims that that the government is providing free data to students to continue their online classes and take exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press Information Bureau’s fact check handle on Twitter debunked the news and tagged it as fake.

The WhatsApp message claimed that students will be given free data of up to 10 GB per day. It even came with a link, which is supposed to be the form to avail this service.

The PIB Fact Check handle tweeted, ”

It is claimed in a WhatsApp message that government is providing free internet to all the students so that they can give online exams and complete their education amid COVID-19 pandemic.”

“This claim is Fake. No such decision has been taken by government,” PTI Fact Check tweeted.

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced schools and colleges to shift to conduct online classes, as a result of which several students across the country are facing issues related to the internet.