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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation at 8 pm today

PM Narendra Modi’s announcement to address the nation at 8 pm today comes a day after he held a video-conference with chief ministers over the COVID-19 crisis

Amlan Jyoti Das

Amlan Jyoti Das

New Delhi: With just about five days left for lockdown 3.0 to end and a day after meeting with chief ministers over the COVID-19 crisis, PM Narendra Modi is all set to address the nation at 8 pm on Tuesday.

The announcement came a day after Modi along with chief ministers held a video-conference on the COVID-19 scenario. The PM said in the gathering that states will have a more prominent say in deciding the degree of limitations and relaxations after May 17, inside an expansive national structure while underlining that India confronted two difficulties -- lessening the transmission rate of the COVID-19 virus and continuing the public activity slowly.

As indicated in a statement from the government, Modi told the CMs that they should all make arrangement for another world reality, saying that the better approach to life would be on the standard of “from an individual to the whole of humanity”.

He even stated that as of now the greatest weapon against COVID-19 is the observance of physical distancing.

Cabinet ministers including home minister Amit Shah, defense minister Rajnath Singh, and finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman were also present in the meeting along with the CMs.

The last time the PM addressed the nation was on April 14 when he announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3. The announcement of lockdown 3.0 till May 17 was made by Union ministry of home affairs. Currently, India is in the third phase of lockdown which will end on May 17.

India is now going through the third phase of the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. Various zones of red, orange, and green have been declared to help mitigate the damage caused by this highly infectious disease as well.

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