Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 PM today; decision on lockdown likely

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 PM today; decision on lockdown likely
A day after holding a meeting with the chief ministers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the nation at 8 PM today. During his address, the prime minister is expected to make an announcement on the existing lockdown in the country, to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The last time the prime minister had addressed the nation was on April 14.

In Monday's video conference, which lasted for nearly six hours, Modi had held extensive discussions on various aspects of the situation arising out of the pandemic and the nationwide lockdown and said the country will have to devise a balanced strategy to revive the economy and deal with COVID-19 with a sharp focus on ensuring that rural areas remain free from the pandemic. 
In a similar address to the nation on March 24, PM Narendra Modi had announced lockdown in the country, which had begun on March 25. As on May 12, five days are left for the third phase of the lockdown to end.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the nation at 8 PM on Tuesday. The prime minister's address comes a day after he had chaired a high-level meeting with the chief ministers of various states and Union Territories, over the lockdown in the country. During his address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make an announcement on the lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus. 

Taking to Twitter, the prime minister's office said, "Shri @narendramodi will be addressing the nation at 8 PM this evening."
The last time the prime minister had addressed the nation was on April 14

In Monday's video conference, which lasted for nearly six hours, Modi had held extensive discussions on various aspects of the situation arising out of the pandemic and the nationwide lockdown and said the country will have to devise a balanced strategy to revive the economy and deal with COVID-19 with a sharp focus on ensuring that rural areas remain free from the pandemic
The 54-day nationwide lockdown since March 25 to contain the spread of coronavirus is scheduled to end on May 17.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 70,000-mark, while the death toll has almost touched 2,300.

The 54-day nationwide lockdown since March 25 to contain the spread of coronavirus is scheduled to end on May 17.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 70,000-mark, while the death toll has almost touched 2,300.


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