Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Tuesday at 10 am, the Prime Minister’s Office said today.
The Prime Minister is expected to announce the possible extension of the 21-day nationwide lockdown which ends on Tuesday.
“Prime Minister @narendramodi will address the nation at 10 AM on 14th April 2020,” the PMO tweeted.
On Saturday, PM Modi interacted with chief ministers of all major states via video conference in a bid to take stock of the COVID-19 situation and suggestions on whether the nation-wide lockdown be extended beyond April 14.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister observed that the combined effort of the Centre and the States has definitely helped reduce the impact of COVID-19 but since the situation is rapidly evolving, constant vigilance is paramount. He emphasized the criticality of coming 3-4 weeks for determining the impact of the steps taken till now to contain the virus, adding that teamwork is the key to facing the challenge.
While talking about the Exit Plan from Lockdown, PM Modi had said that there seems to be a consensus amongst the states on extension of Lockdown by another two weeks. He underlined that the motto of the government earlier was ‘jaan hai to jahaan hai’ but now is ‘jaan bhi jahaan bhi’.
So far, India has recorded 9,152 coronavirus cases with 308 deaths.