PM Modi To Address Nation At 8 Pm Today On COVID-19 Pandemic

Publish On: 24 Mar, 2020 02:48 PM | Updated   |   Sj Desk  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address the nation a second time in a week at 8 pm on Tuesday to discuss key aspects of the deadly Covid-19 that has infected over 490 and killed 9 in India. 

The prime minister took to his official Twitter handle to announce his address this evening, where he will talk on the “vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19”.

“I will share some important things with the countrymen regarding the global outbreak of coronavirus outbreak. Today, 24 March I will address the country at 8 pm,” PM Modi’s tweet read.

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PM Modi's last addressed the nation on Thursday, where he highlighted the threat of the novel coronavirus that has infected over 3,40,000 people worldwide. He urged people to work from home and practice social distancing to contain the spread of the virus. 

In his 30-minute address, he also appealed to citizens to observe a 14-hour-- from 7 am to 9 pm-- 'Janata Curfew' on Sunday. “Today, I am seeking one more support from every citizen. It is Janta Curfew - a curfew for the people and imposed by people themselves,” he had said.

Many states extended the self-imposed curfew into a complete lockdown till 31 March with railway and public transport services suspended. 

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30 states and union territories have announced complete lockdown in their entire areas covering as many as 548 districts, the government said on Monday. Apart from the 30 states or UTs facing complete lockdown, three states or UTs have imposed partial lockdown in certain areas.