AGENCIES, New Delhi: For the second time in a week’s time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Tuesday at 8 pm on the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected over 490 people in India.
“I will address the nation at 8 pm today on vital aspects relating to the scourge of the pandemic COVID-19,” PM Modi has tweeted.
This is his second address to the nation since Thursday, when he called for a ‘Janta Curfew’ on Sunday. Since then, almost all of India has come under complete lockdown, with states like Punjab even imposing a curfew.
The Prime Minister had on Monday interacted with the industry and the media to discuss the fallout of COVID-19, which has taken over 14,000 lives worldwide and infected over 3 lakh.
Trains, Metro services and inter-state buses have been stopped and airlines will stop flying from Tuesday midnight.
Modi had on Monday expressed concern in a tweet that many were not taking the lockdown seriously. “Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request state governments to ensure rules and laws are followed,” he had tweeted.