NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will most likely be holding a video conference with healthcare providers association of several states to discuss ways to deal with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
Sources close to the government revealed that the video conference will be taking place at 5 om on Tuesday. "Most obviously, we need healthcare workers to care for the sick, even though their jobs carry the greatest risk of exposure. How do we keep them seeing patients rather than becoming patients is also an important aspect on which the Prime Minister is likely to focus in his video conferencing," said the sources.
PM Modi is repeatedly trying to make people aware of the grave situation and appealing to them to follow the orders of lockdown imposed in the majority of states and cities. He will also be addressing the country at 8 pm on Tuesday on "vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19".
This will be his second address in a week's span. Earlier, he spoke on the virus subject on Thursday where he appealed to people to stay home as much as possible and also introduced 'Janata Curfew' that was to be followed by the citizens all over the country on Sunday, March 22nd.
The Prime Minister had also held a meeting on Monday with heads of various media organizations over the novel coronavirus.
The number of positive cases for the disease is close to 500 now and the infection has claimed nine lives in India. Each day, the numbers are rising and that is why it is important to stay at home for at least a few days.