With India’s fight against Coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to make a crucial announcement as he looks to address the nation at 8 pm tonight.
PM Modi’s 2nd address in a week
This will be Modi’s second approach to citizens in less than a week as India is gearing up to halt the spread of COVID-19. “Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19,” read a tweet by the Prime Minister.
In his earlier speech on Thursday, the Prime Minister had asked people to follow a ‘Janta Curfew’ on Sunday which was a success as citizens remained indoors.
वैश्विक महामारी कोरोना वायरस के बढ़ते प्रकोप के संबंध में कुछ महत्वपूर्ण बातें देशवासियों के साथ साझा करूंगा। आज, 24 मार्च रात 8 बजे देश को संबोधित करूंगा।
Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 24, 2020
After conducting the Janata Curfew, almost the entire country is under lockdown to restrict public movement in an attempt to break the chain of transmission of coronavirus.
According to the sources, PM Modi will also interact with the people of his Lok Sabha constituency (Varanasi) on March 25 to address the situation emerging out of coronavirus pandemic.
The number of coronavirus positive patients in India has now touched to 471 on Monday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The Central government has taken several steps to hold the spread of the virus, including monitoring the immigration at the check posts at all airports, seaports, land ports, rail ports, and river ports. Following, the Indian Railways has also canceled all passenger train operations till March 31.