Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation for the sixth time after the coronavirus outbreak. Today’s speech of the PM was mainly focused on unlock2, virus precautions and schemes for the poor.
He declared that the free food grain distribution scheme for 80 crore of India’s poorest will be extended until the end of November. He also mentioned launching “One Nation One Ration Card” that will greatly benefit migrant workers and their families.
PM Modi said, as compared to other nations, our countries are still in a stable condition effectively fighting the pandemic. Timely decisions and measures have played a great role in tackling coronavirus.
He also urged citizens to continue to wear masks and follow social distancing as the country restarts economic activity. Lakhs of lives had been saved because of the nationwide lockdown since March 25.
“We are entering Unlock-2 while battling the Coronavirus. We are also now entering a season, where there will be lots of rain and hence we will be more prone to diseases. So, it is my appeal to you all to take necessary precautions,” PM Modi said at the starting of his speech.
He also warned them who are not following the rules saying, “We notice that there has been negligence by people in their social and personal behaviour. Like the way we used to meticulously wash hands, used sanitisers, wore masks, maintained social distancing and avoided shaking hands… we see that that is not happening as strictly anymore. That is a sign of worry. This is a serious matter, and we must ensure that we maintain the discipline.”
During his 17-minute speech PM Modi didn’t mention the ongoing issues with China. It was his first address to the nation since 20 soldiers were killed in the violent face-off with Chinese troops at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. Today India also banned 59 Chinese apps over threat to sovereignty and integrity.