Narendra Modi (PC: Twitter)
Addressing the nation over Covid-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said that the lockdown may have been lifted in the country but warned saying that the “virus is still out there”.
“In this festive season, markets are bright again but we need to remember that the lockdown might have ended but Covid-19 still persists. With efforts of every Indian over last 7-8 months. India is in a stable situation we must not let it deteriorate,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
“Many people have stopped taking precautions now. This is not right. If you are careless, walking out without a mask, then you are putting yourself, your family, your family’s children, the elderly in as much trouble,” he added.
Need to be cautious until Covid-19 vaccine is created
In Europe, America and other countries, the number of cases have seen a hike yet again after seeing a reduction. We should continue to be careful and not be callous until the vaccine of the virus is created.
PM Modi quotes Ramcharitmaanas, Kabir to drive home message
PM Modi quotes Kabir, says the poet had said one should not rest till crops are brought home from the field. Similary, we should not relax till Covid brought under control. PM also quotes Ramcharitmaanas as saying an enemy, a mistake and an ailment should never be underestimated. Hence, we too should not underestimate Covid threat .
PM Modi’s seventh address:
Modi has addressed the nation a number of times during the Covid-19 crisis in which he has spoken about various measures. Including lockdown, being taken to curb the pandemic and also announced economic and welfare packages. This is his seventh address to the nation since the pandemic’s outbreak.
In his last such address, he had on June 30 announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY). A programme to provide free ration for over 80 crore people, mostly poor, by five more months till November end.
Meanwhile, ahead of PM’s address, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked him to tell the nation the date by which he will “throw the Chinese out of Indian territory”.
In your 6pm address, please tell the nation the date by which you will throw the Chinese out of Indian territory.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 20, 2020
India on Tuesday reported less than 50,000 new cases for the first time in nearly three months.
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