Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the nation to take all precautions to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus as the “lockdown may have ended, the Covid-19 pandemic has not”.
“In this festive season, markets are bright again but we need to remember that the lockdown might have ended but Covid-19 still persists,” PM Modi said.
PM Modi said that India’s condition is stable but everyone must practice caution. “With efforts of every Indian over the last 7-8 months, India is in a stable situation we must not let it deteriorate,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
“Today, the recovery rate in the country is good. The fatality rate is low. In India, 5,500 out of every 10 lakh people are infected, whereas in countries like the United States and Brazil this figure is around 25,000,” PM Narendra Modi said.
“The fatality rate in India is 83 out of every 10 lakh population in India, whereas it is more than 600 in countries like the US, Brazil, Spain, Britain, etc,” he said.
“Recently, we saw many photos and videos where it is clearly seen that people are not careful anymore. This isn’t right. If you step out without a mask, you put your families at risk. We must remember – whether it is America or Europe, cases declined & then there was a sudden spike,” the prime minister said in his address to the nation.