Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Nation today at 5 pm. The announcement was made by his office in a Tweet. The Prime Minister has addressed the nation a number of times since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. This will be his second address in nearly three months.
“Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi will address the nation at 5 PM today, 7th June,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted.
PM Modi’s address comes at a time when India, which was recently hit by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been witnessing a decline in daily cases.
The country on Monday reported just one lakh fresh cases while its active cases dropped below the mark of 15 lakh, thanks to the stringent lockdowns and other measures imposed by the state and union territory (UT) governments.
However, with a decline in daily cases, several states and UTs have lifted the restrictions with an aim to bring the “economy of the country back on track”. On Monday, the phase-wise upliftment of the restrictions began in Delhi and Maharashtra.
While Maharashtra has announced 5-level unlock plan, depending on the situation in each district, Delhi began the second phase of the upliftment of the restrictions, allowing metro services and shopping malls to resume their function.
However, several states and UTs have also extended the restrictions for another week, fearing that cases might rise again. Notably, several health experts and doctors have also warned against any kind of ‘laxity’ and urged people to follow all necessary COVID-19 protocols to ensure that cases do not rise again.