‘Lockdown may have been over but coronavirus is still there’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Tuesday said that the lockdown may have been over, but the people of the country should not forget that the virus is still out there.

“In the fight against Corona, people of India have come a long way from Janta curfew till now. Economic activities are also increasing rapidly over time. Many people have started stepping out of their homes to fulfill their responsibilities. This season of festivals is also slowly returning to the markets,” Modi said.

“We should not forget that even though the lockdown is gone, the virus is not gone yet,” he said.

The Prime Minister further said, “Today the recovery rate in the country is good, Fatality rate is low. India is succeeding in saving the lives of more and more of its citizens than the resource-rich countries of the world.”

“The growing number of tests has been a major strength in the fight against the virus,” he said.

“Our doctors, nurses, health workers are selflessly serving such a large population. Amidst all these efforts, this is not the time to be careless. This is not the time to assume that the virus is gone, or there is no danger from corona anymore,” he added.

“All countries are working on war-footing for making COVID-19 vaccine. Scientists of our country are also working hard for vaccine,” Modi said.

“Several corona vaccines are currently in operation in the Country. The government is working hard on COVID-19 vaccine roadmap and to ensure it reaches every Indian as soon as it is made available,” he said.

“Until success is achieved, do not be negligent. Until the vaccine of this pandemic comes out, we shouldn’t let our fight against Corona weaken,” Modi added.