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PM Modi addresses nation; cautions people about Coronavirus

Last Updated on October 20, 2020 at 7:54 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Tuesday evening at 6 PM in the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

He said that the people should not forget that even though the lockdown is not functional anymore, still Covid-19 hasn’t wiped away.

Prime Minister said that it has been a long journey from Janata Curfew to the present. Many people have started going out of the house  and our economic activities are also increasing. The festival season is around the corner still, we should not be careless about the virus.

This is the seventh time when PM Modi is addressing the nation after the coronavirus hit us. The first time when PM Modi addressed the nation because of Coronavirus was on March 19, when he asked people to voluntarily not leave house on March 22 and called it a “Janata Curfew”. Two days later, he announced a 21-days nationwide lockdown starting from March 25. 

In a video message broadcast on April 3, he requested people to light diyas for front line workers in hospitals and other health institutions on April 5. In April 14 video message, he extended the lockdown time period till May 3. He announced a 20 lakh crore financial package to boost the Indian economy on May 12. 

In his June 30 message, PM Modi proclaimed the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) program to distribute free ration to 80 crore poor people of the nation till November end.