Today at 8 pm Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation on the coronavirus outbreak. PM Modi has tweeted this morning on his official Twitter handle, “I will address the nation at 8 pm today on vital aspects relating to the scourge of the pandemic COVID-19.”
Since Thursday, this is going to be his second address to the nation over the pandemic that has infected over 490 people in India. On Thursday, while addressing the nation he called for a “Janta Curfew” a 14-hour self-quarantine to fight the spread of coronavirus.
India has come under complete lockdown since the last two days. Yesterday, the PM interacted with the mediapersons and the industry to discuss the fallout of COVID-19, which has taken over 14,000 lives worldwide and infected over 3 lakh. In India nine people have died so far.
Amid the serious lockdown, many people were captured roaming in the streets and not taking the lockdown seriously. Expressing concern regarding the matter, PM Modi made a tweet in Hindi yesterday, “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.”
On Tuesday morning, 10 fresh cases of novel coronavirus were reported, taking the number of affected to 511. The new cases have been reported from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Manipur. North East India also recorded its first case, a 23-year-old from Manipur tested positive for the virus. The 23-year-old had a travel history to the UK. Maharashtra recorded the highest number of cases, 97 while Kerala is close behind with 95.
Karnataka has recorded 37 cases, Telangana 33 cases, Uttar Pradesh 33 cases, Gujarat 33 cases, Delhi 30 cases, Haryana 36 cases, Punjab 23 cases and several other cases recorded in several other states. The authorities have put almost the entire country under lockdown, banning gathering of people and closing roads, railway, as well as airlines till March 31. Everyone is requested to stay at home, washing hands frequently, and using masks to keep themselves safe from the deadly virus.