PM Narendra Modi To Address Nation Regarding COVID19 At 8 PM On Thursday

Publish On: 19 Mar, 2020 11:39 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the country amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus on Thursday at 8 pm. The PM will talk in detail regarding the threat and how to make efforts to combat the same. This announcement came on Wednesday by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). 

The PMO wrote in a series of tweets, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the ongoing efforts to contain COVID-19. Ways to further strengthen India's preparedness were discussed."

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"The Prime Minister emphasised on actively engaging with individuals, local communities and organisations in chalking out mechanisms to fight the COVID-19 menace. He also urged officials and technical experts to deliberate on the steps to be taken next," read another tweet. 

Then the other tweet read, "Narendra Modi expressed gratitude to all those at the forefront of combating COVID-19 including the various State governments, medical fraternity, paramedical staff, armed and paramilitary forces, those associated with aviation sector, municipal staff and others."

The PMO then made the announcement and wrote, "PM Shri @narendramodi will address the nation on 19th March 2020 at 8 PM, during which he will talk about issues relating to COVID-19 and the efforts to combat it."

On Wednesday, India saw 25 new cases of the novel COVID-19, thus taking the count to 152. Three people died due to the same, one each from Maharashtra, Delhi and Karnataka. 14 people have been cured so far. 

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On a global scale, the pandemic virus has affected over 2,00,000 people and the death toll has crossed 8,000.