New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday evening address the nation on measures taken and issues surrounding the rise of the deadly coronavirus epidemic that has affected nearly 160 people in India. Also Read - Uber Partners With NHA to Provide Cab Service For COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

“PM Shri @narendramodi will address the nation on 19th March 2020 at 8 PM, during which he will talk about issues relating to COVID-19 and the efforts to combat it,” the PMO tweeted. Also Read - Don't Panic, This is Delhi Government's WhatsApp Number: Kejriwal on Delhi's Corona Battle

Earlier today, the Prime Minister also chaired a high-level meeting to review the ongoing efforts and further strengthen the nation’s preparedness to contain the global infection. He also discussed ways to further enhance testing facilities. Also Read - Air India Halts All Bookings Till April 30, But What About Employees' Pay?

Notably, more than five more cases were reported throughout the day from across the country, the latest case being from Kashmir. In view of the worsening situation, Rajasthan has imposed Section 144 across the state till March 31, while the same has been imposed in Noida till April 5.