NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation, after hinting at another possible extension of the lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus in the country. The address comes a day after he interacted with chief ministers on ways to deal with the spread of coronavirus and also boost economic activity.
Here are the highlights of PM Modi's address:
* We are in a state of war against coronavirus. We have to save ourselves from this virus and also move ahead at the same time.
* This is an unprecedented crisis for humanity. However, we won't get tired or give up.
* One small virus has devastated the world, not seen before.
* It's been four months now since the world started fighting the Covid pandemic: PM Modi
* This is the Prime Minister's fifth address to the nation, including a video message, following the outbreak of Covid-19.
* Sources in the government indicated that the Prime Minister is likely to speak on issues related to the lockdown and the economy.
* He last addressed the nation on April 14.
* In his virtual meet with chief ministers on Monday, Modi said the challenges are two-fold — reduction of the transmission rate of the novel coronavirus and gradual increase in public activities while adhering to all guidelines.
* The Centre and states will have to work towards achieving the twin objectives, he saRead More – Source