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Narendra Modi Speech Latest Updates: Don't be complacent, need to be cautious till COVID-19 vaccine is out, says PM

Narendra Modi to address nation LATEST Updatess:Addressing the nation over Covid-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said that the lockdown may have been lifted in the country but warned saying that the “virus is still out there”

FP Staff October 20, 2020 18:44:00 IST
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Narendra Modi Speech Latest Updates: Don't be complacent, need to be cautious till COVID-19 vaccine is out, says PM

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Oct 20, 2020 - 19:13 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi Speech LATEST Updates

PM Modi reiterated that saving lives our priority amid COVID-19 crisis: Amit Shah

Reacting to Narendra Modi's speech on Tuesday, Home Minister Amit Shah said the security and well-being of Indians is the Modi government's priority, and amid the Covid crisis too, the Centre's focus has been on saving lives. "In his speech, PM Modi has reiterated this resolve," Shah tweeted.

Oct 20, 2020 - 19:10 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi Speech LATEST Updates

Listen to PM, don't lower guard in fight against COVID-19, says Vice President

Voicing the same concerns as the PM with the festive season approaching, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said, "As rightly advised by the Prime Minister in his address to the nation today, I appeal to every Indian to not lower the guard in the fight against #COVID19 during the upcoming festive season."

Oct 20, 2020 - 19:01 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi Speech LATEST Updates

'PM Modi's message showed him as protector of nation, society': Rajanth Singh

Reacting to Narendra Modi's speech, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Prime Minister has made it clear that we cannot afford laxity till a vaccine for coronavirus is found. "The PM's message was like that of a head of the family. He appeared in the role of the protector of nation and society today," tweeted Singh.

Oct 20, 2020 - 18:49 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi Speech LATEST Updates

Modi urges citizens to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour

Oct 20, 2020 - 18:44 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi Speech LATEST Updates

India has come a long way since 'Janta curfew': PM Modi

Narendra Modi said that India has come a long way since the imposition of the ‘janata curfew’. “With time, economic activities are also picking up,” he adds.

Oct 20, 2020 - 18:28 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi Speech LATEST Updates

Centre working to bring COVID-19 vaccine in 'speedy way', says PM

The Prime Minister on Tuesday said that the government is working on how to bring the vaccine to all the citizens in a speedy way. Modi adds that various versions of vaccines are being developed in India.

Oct 20, 2020 - 18:24 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi Speech LATEST Updates

Carelessness can sabotage India's progess in fighting COVID-19, says PM

The prime minister said that even slight carelessness can sabotage India’s progress. “Going through a difficult time, we are moving forward, a little carelessness can stop our movement and spoil our happiness,” he says. “Taking care of responsibilities and vigilance will go hand in hand, only then will happiness remains in life.”

Oct 20, 2020 - 18:16 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi Speech LATEST Updates

Many people getting careless, not putting on mask: PM

"Many people have stopped taking precautions now. This is not right. If you are careless, walking out without a mask, then you are putting yourself, your family, your family's children, the elderly in as much trouble.", said Narendra Modi.

Oct 20, 2020 - 18:14 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi Speech LATEST Updates

India's death rate at per million population is 83, says PM

Narnedra Modi on Tuesday while addressing the nation said, "In India, the death rate at per million population is 83. On the contrary, in several countries such as US, UK and Brazil, the number is over 600. India has been successful in saving lives of its citizens better than more prosperous countries."

Oct 20, 2020 - 18:09 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi Speech LATEST Updates

Lockdown may be over, COVID-19 still here, warns PM

"We need not forget that the lockdown is over but the coronavius is still there", said PM Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on Tuesday. "We have come a long way in the fight against Coronavirus," he added.

 PM Narendra Modi Speech LATEST Updates: Addressing the nation over the COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said that the lockdown may have been lifted in the country but warned saying that the “virus is still out there”

This will be the prime minister's seventh address to the nation since he announced a country-wide lockdown in March to curtail the spread of COVID-19

The Congress leader's comments come in the backdrop of the India-China border standoff which entered the sixth month, as the early resolution to the row appears dim.

The PM's speech comes at a time when the country will be celebrating a number of festivals including Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chatth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 6 pm on Tuesday.  Urging people to hear the address, he said in a tweet, "Will be sharing a message with my fellow citizens at 6 pm this evening."

Modi has addressed the nation a number of times during the COVID-19 crisis in which he has spoken about various measures, including lockdown, being taken to curb the pandemic, and also announced economic and welfare packages.

It will be his seventh address to the nation since the pandemic outbreak.  The prime minister has often taken to televised address to announce major decisions or developments.

In his last such address, he had on 30 June announced the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a programme to provide free ration for over 80 crore people, mostly poor, by five more months till November end.

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