Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation earlier today at 6 in the evening. In the last seven months, this was Modi's seventh address to the nation. He talked about how people should continue combating the novel coronavirus with all the necessary preventive and protective measures as even though ‘the lockdown might have ended, the COVID-19 pandemic has not.’
He said that ever since the process of unlocking has kicked in, the citizens of India are getting careless thinking that the virus has been eradicated but this is not the case. If you aren’t opting for preventive measures, you are putting your family at risk along with yourselves.
Prime Minister said, “Recently, we saw many photos and videos where it is clearly seen that people are not careful anymore. This isn't right. If you step out without a mask, you put your families at risk. We must remember - whether it is America or Europe, cases declined & then there was a sudden spike.”
He furthermore went on to ascertain that India's fatality rate is much less when compared to other worst-hit countries like Brazil or America. Narendra Modi said, “The fatality rate in India is 83 out of every 10 lakh population in India, whereas it is more than 600 in countries like the US, Brazil, Spain, Britain, etc.
Narendra Modi on COVID-19 vaccine:
The Prime minister also talked about the status of the novel coronavirus vaccine. He said that the vaccine is ready but we shouldn’t stop battling against the deadly virus. The entire world is fighting against it and we should continue it too. The Indian Government and scientists are working round the clock on the vaccine and the distribution patterns of it.
Narendra Modi said, “All countries are working on a war-footing for making Covid-19 vaccine. The government is preparing for making the vaccine accessible to every Indian as soon as it is made available.”
He ended his address by urging people to maintain proper distance and to wear masks and follow the safety protocols appropriately.
He concluded by saying, “ I request you all to maintain ‘2 gaj ki doori' (two feet distance), wear masks and wash your hands at regular intervals. "