PM Narendra Modi to address the nation today on vital aspects of COVID-19 pandemic

PM Narendra Modi to address the nation today on vital aspects of COVID-19 pandemic
PM Narendra Modi to address the nation today on vital aspects of COVID-19 pandemic

PM Narendra Modi to address the nation today on vital aspects of COVID-19 pandemic 


In a tweet, the Prime Minister said “Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19.” 

वैश्विक महामारी कोरोना वायरस के बढ़ते प्रकोप के संबंध में कुछ महत्वपूर्ण बातें देशवासियों के साथ साझा करूंगा। आज, 24 मार्च रात 8 बजे देश को संबोधित करूंगा।

Earlier, on 20 March 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation to fight COVID-19.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on combating the challenge of COVID-19. On the occasion of ‘Navratra’, Prime Minister made nine requests to the people.

Prime Minister said that patience and resolve of all Indians  is vital in fighting the global pandemic which has wreaked havoc all over the world. He requested citizens to follow certain measures to ensure the containment of the fast spreading virus. He emphasized on the importance of not taking the pandemic lightly and the need to be aware and proactive towards prevention of COVID-19.

Prime Minister urged citizens to follow the mantra of “when we are healthy, the world is healthy”. He stressed on the importance of following self imposed norms like ‘social distancing’. Requesting citizens to patiently abide by the norm, he urged the need to isolate oneself and come out of the house only if imperative, while trying to work from home and avoid unnecessary travel. He also urged that senior citizens above the age of 60 should not come out of their homes for the coming few weeks. Highlighting the stress on the hospitals, he urged everyone to avoid routine check ups during this time and to extend the date of surgeries scheduled, wherever feasible.

COVID-19: Task Force to deal with economic challenges in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi advises citizens to avoid panic buying, assures availability of necessary items.
To deal with the economic challenges caused by the pandemic, Prime Minister announced the creation of ‘COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force’ under the Union Finance Minister. The Task Force will consult stakeholders, take feedback, on the basis of which decisions will be taken to meet the challenges. The Task Force will also ensure implementation of the decisions taken to meet these challenges.


Prime Minister also urged the business community and higher income groups to look after the economic needs of those from lower income groups, from whom they take various services, urging them not to cut their salary on the days they are unable to render the services due to inability to come to the workplace. He stressed on the importance of humanity during such times.

He also assured the countrymen that there would not be any shortage of essential items like food, milk, medicines etc. He urged people to not resort to panic buying.

COVID-19: No international flight for one week in India

The Central Government takes important measures in fight against Coronavirus, bans arrival international commercial flights into India for one week starting from March 22nd. 

COVID-19: ‘Janta Curfew’ to be observed on 22nd March from 7 AM to 9 PM

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the nation on combating the challenge of COVID-19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to follow the concept of  ‘Janta Curfew’ on 22 March, 2020 from 7 AM to 9 PM, wherein no one apart from those involved with essential services is supposed to venture out of home to overcome the crisis of COVID-19.

He said that the success of such a people’s movement and the experiences gained from it will prepare us for the challenges ahead. He added that our efforts on March 22, would be a symbol of our self restraint and determination to perform duty in the national interest.


Urging the state governments to take the lead, Prime Minister asked all youth organizations including NCC and NSS, civil societies to generate awareness among people about the ‘Janta Curfew’. He urged everyone to try to inform at least ten other people over phone about this self imposed curfew.

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