New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the nation for the second time in the span of three days as the nation heads towards a scarier and worse state of coronavirus outbreak.
On an average, there are around 18,000-20,000 Covid-19 cases reported every day and while the central government might be on the brink of coming up with a vaccine soon, the worry is still imminent given the expanse of the country and its demographic divide. India has so far reported 5,66,840 cases and 16,893 deaths.
Meanwhile, India and China at loggerheads over the neighbouring country’s military advancements towards along the Line of Actual Control near Ladakh.
The intervening night of June 15-16 saw a bloody clash between troops from both countries at Galwan Valley, wherein as many as 20 brave Indian Army soldiers were killed in action and even the Chinese side suffered heavy casualties.
The standoff between India and China has created stirred the hornet’s nest as several countries such as the US and other European super powers have extended support to India. The central government on Monday passed a bold order and banned 59 Chinese mobile applications in the country, a stern message to the technological might of the Asian country.
When and Where to watch PM Modi’s address to the nation
This will be the Prime Minister’s sixth address to the nation in the four months since the pandemic broke out and started getting out of hand. Though the country is currently in ‘Unlock 2’ mode to help revive the stagnant economy, there are still many restrictions in place to ensure the pandemic is contained.
When: 4 pm
Where: The address will be telecast live on all public broadcasting channels, as well the Prime Minister’s official social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
You can also catch the full speech live at PM Modi’s address to the nation on timesnownews.com.
PM’s past addresses
March 19: Prime Minister Modi announced ‘Janta Curfew’ to be observed on March 22.
March 24: The PM announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown.
April 14: PM Modi extended the lockdown period till May 3.
April 3: The Prime Minister asked the countrymen to light lamps on April 5 in appreciation of frontline corona warriors.
May 12: PM Modi announced a Rs 20-lakh-crore financial package to boost the economy and aid migrant labourers affected by the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown.