Added on : 2021-04-20 21:20:52
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday the nation over the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country. He asked the states to avoid imposing lockdown and use it as the last option.
PM Modi address to the nation: Top Points
1. The country is waging a big war at the moment. The second Covid wave has hit us like a storm. But we have to get past this.
2. I want to express my condolences to the families of all those who have lost their closed ones.
3. Shortage of oxygen cylinders has come across as a major problem. All stakeholders working collectively to meet this challenge. The government has taken several steps to enhance oxygen supply capability. New oxygen plants are being set up in several states. The government is working to meet the oxygen demand.
4. India has a strong pharma sector that is working to meet the demand in the present situation. India is currently carrying out the world's biggest vaccination drive with two Made in India vaccines. The pharma sector is working hard to increase medicine manufacturing.
5. I appeal to state governments to convince labourers, workers to stay wherever they are and not leave (to their home states). The government will look after them and also start vaccination for them.
6. I appeal to states to use lockdown as the last resort and focus on micro-containment zones.