PM Narendr Modi Speech on corona virus Live
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on coronavirus at 8pm on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on novel coronavirus comes at a time when the disease has claimed four lives in India and has infected over 180 people across the country. While India has implemented steep measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, knowns as Covid-19, PM Modi is expected to urge the public to remain calm and practice all directives being issued by the government, including social distancing and good hygiene. Several rumours are abound about a possible national lockdown, India Today TV has confirmed that these rumours are false. Stay with IndiaToday.in as we bring you the latest updates on PM Narendra Modi's speech on coronavirus:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Thursday evening on the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak and the efforts to combat it. The Prime Minister’s Office said that Modi’s address will be at 8 pm and he “will talk about issues relating to Covid-19 and the efforts to combat it.
The address will be broadcast live on CNN-News18 and can also be watched on the YouTube and Facebook pages of the Press Information Bureau.
While earlier there were rumours that the PM may announce a virtual nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus, top government sources on Thursday said there would be no such announcement.
The government has already moved to close India’s borders, banning all international flights from landing in India for a week starting March 22 as the country reported its fourth death, a 72-year-old man in Punjab, and total confirmed cases rose to 173. Several states have also taken containment measures.
Modi had on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to review the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus. "Ways to further strengthen India's preparedness were discussed. This includes further enhancing testing facilities," the PMO said