Narendra Modi speech LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses nation

PM Modi Speech Today, PM Narendra Modi address to nation Live Updates: The Prime Minister's address to the nation comes on a day India reported 1,00,636 new Covid-19 cases and 2,427 deaths, the lowest in 61 days.

PM Narendra Modi address to nation today Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently addressing the nation. The Prime Minister is likely to speak on the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country, as several states across the country including Maharashtra and Delhi have started the process of ‘unlocking’ by gradually easing coronavirus-induced restrictions and curfews.

The Prime Minister is also expected to talk about vaccine procurement. With more and more states asking the Centre to step in after having drawn a blank in global tenders to purchase vaccines and the Supreme Court raising a slew of questions, the Union government is considering reverting to centralised procurement. “If all states want the Union government to centrally procure, we will discuss it. We are willing to consider such a request,” a top government source had told The Indian Express.

The Prime Minister’s address to the nation comes on a day India reported 1,00,636 new Covid-19 cases and 2,427 deaths, the lowest in 61 days. Part of it has to do with low testing on Sunday. Only 15.87 lakh samples were tested on Sunday, compared to an average of more than 20 lakh in the last week.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation on the Covid-19 situation today; track LIVE updates of his speech below.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently addressing the nation. 

PM Modi last addressed the nation on April 20 in which he asked the state governments to focus more on micro-containment zones instead of a lockdown. He had also urged citizens, especially the youths, to come forward to help the needy and asked them to form small committees in their areas and create awareness about Covid protocols.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to speak on the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country, as several states across the country including Maharashtra and Delhi have started the process of ‘unlocking’ by gradually easing coronavirus-induced restrictions and curfews.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 5 PM today, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has tweeted.

Modi has addressed the nation a number of times since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. His last address was on April 20, in which urged the state governments to focus more on micro-containment zones instead of a lockdown. He had also urged citizens, especially the youths, to come forward to help the needy and asked them to form small committees in their areas and create awareness about Covid protocols.

With today’s numbers, the total number of coronavirus cases has now reached 2,89,09,975 while the death toll rose to 3,49,186. There are 14,01,609 active cases in the country while as many as 2,71,59,180 people have recovered from the disease. The ministry said a total of 23,27,86,482 people have been vaccinated so far.

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