Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation for 4th time in 4 Weeks to fight against COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation for 4th time in 4 Weeks to fight against COVID-19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation for 4th time in 4 Weeks to fight against COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation for 4th time in 4 Weeks to fight against COVID-19

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the extension of lockdown till 3rd May, 2020. The earlier 21 day lockdown is ending on the 14th of April 2020.

Addressing the Nation in combating the spread of the corona virus, PM said the extension of lockdown was decided keeping in mind suggestions from many states, experts and the people.

He requested people to continue maintaining vigil and to adhere to social distancing during this lockdown.  

Prime Minister also suggested that those areas which are of low risk may be permitted to open up for certain specific activities from 20th April 2020.


According to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “Until 20th April, every town, every police station, every district, every state will be evaluated on how much the lockdown is being followed. Areas that succeed in this litmus test, those which will not be in the hot-spot category, and will have less likelihood to turn into a hot-spot maybe allowed to open up select necessary activities from 20th April”. 

“However, permissions will be withdrawn immediately if lockdown rules are broken, and if there is threat of spread of Coronavirus” he cautioned. 

A detailed guidelines will be issued by the Government tomorrow in this regard.

He assured the country that there are ample reserves of medicines, food and other essential goods. Prime Minister also assured that the health infrastructure is being further strengthened.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted the citizens to follow seven steps in their fight against the pandemic

First, to take special care of the elderly, especially those who have chronic disease. 

Second to completely adhere to the ‘Lakshman Rekha’ of Lockdown and Social Distancing; use homemade face-covers and masks without fail.

Third to follow the instructions issued by AYUSH ministry to enhance immunity.

Fourth to download the Arogya Setu Mobile App to help prevent the spread of corona infection. Inspire others to download the app as well.

Fifth to take care of poor families; to fulfil their food requirements.

Sixth to be compassionate towards the people who work in every individual business or industry. Do not deprive them of their livelihood.

Seventh to pay utmost respect to our nation’s Corona Warriors – our doctors and nurses, sanitation workers and police force(inp:pib).

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