Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 P.M. tonight. He had previously addressed the nation on the 14th of April, announcing the extension of initial phase of lockdown till 3rd of May.
The Prime Minister interacted with State Chief Ministers via video conferencing yesterday and asked them to share a broad strategy by the 15th of this month as to how they would want to deal with the lockdown regime in their states. He asked them to make a blue print on how to deal with various nuances during and after the gradual easing of the lockdown.
Mr Modi said, the measures needed in the first phase of lockdown were not needed during the 2nd phase and similarly the measures needed in the 3rd Phase are not needed in the fourth. He said that there is reasonably clear indication now about the geographical spread of the pandemic in India, including the worst affected areas.