PM Narendra Modi says timely decisions helped India deal with COVID-19, asks people not to drop guard
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that while timely decisions have helped India tackle COVID-19 and put it in a stable situation, as compared to other countries, we should not drop our guard and follow the guidelines.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that while timely decisions have helped India tackle COVID-19 and put it in a stable situation, as compared to other countries, we should not drop our guard and follow the guidelines. The address came a day before India is set to enter unlock 2.0 from July 1 for which guidelines were issued by the Union Home Ministry on Monday night, further easing the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus lockdown.
“In comparison to other countries across the globe, India is still in a very stable situation, in the battle against COVID19. Timely decisions and measures have played a great role,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
He said that people have suddenly become careless about precautions. PM Modi said that during the lockdown, people were more serious about precautions but lately have stopped using masks or washing their hands properly. He said that this is the time when we need to take the guidelines more seriously.
“We are entering UNLOCK 2 and the season of cough, fever and cold is also about to start. In such a situation, I urge countrymen to take care of themselves,” the prime minister said.
Prime Minister’s address came against the backdrop of a bitter standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh where 20 Indian army personnel were killed in clashes on June 15 in Galwan Valley.
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Modi had last addressed the nation on May 12 when he had announced a Rs 20-lakh-crore financial package to boost the economy recovering from coronavirus-induced lockdown.
In his monthly "Mann ki Baat" address on Sunday, the prime minister had asserted that India has given a befitting reply to those who cast an evil eye on its territory in Ladakh.
In his March 19 address, the prime minister announced a "janta curfew" on March 22.
On March 24, he announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown. On April 14, he extended the lockdown period till May 3. n July 1.
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