Prime Minister Narendra Modi will once again address the nation at 8 PM today. In a tweet, both in Hindi and English, the prime minister said he will address the country on some vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19.
PM Modi, over the past few days, has been extremely active on social media, exhorting people to cut down on travel, stay indoors and extend solidarity to those leading the battle against the deadly Coronavirus, which has claimed over 13,000 lives world over.
India has been in a state of a near-complete shutdown as authorities take strict measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. In his last address, the prime minister had requested the people of the country to observe a day long “Janata curfew” and come out on their terraces and balconies, clap and clang utensil to thank those on the frontlines against the Coronavirus.
On March 22, the millions around the country did exactly the same to express gratitude towards the doctors, policmen and delivery boys etc who risk their lives to ensure others stay safe. The prime minister had also requested everyone not to believe rumours.
The Prime Minister had also laid emphasis on individual ‘determination’ and “restraint through social distancing” in fighting the global pandemic and called for ‘Janta Curfew’ on March 22 to prepare for challenges of the future.