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.
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।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 24, 2020
Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19.
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.
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.