New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation at 6 PM on Tuesday. “Will be sharing a message with my fellow citizens at 6 PM this evening”, tweeted PM Modi. Though the prime minister did not specify, speculations are rife that his address could be on the coronavirus situation on the brink of festivals across the country. Also Read - This Antiviral Drug May Block COVID Virus Within 24 Hours, Claims Study
PM Modi has addressed the nation a number of times during the COVID-19 crisis in which he has spoken about various measures, including lockdown, being taken to curb the pandemic, and also announced economic and welfare packages. Also Read - Italy Imposes Ban on Christmas Midnight Mass And Travel Between Regions
Earlier on Monday, PM Modi had claimed that India has one of the highest recovery rates–88 per cent–because it was one of the first countries to adopt a flexible lockdown.
“Today we are seeing a decline in the number of cases per day and in the growth rate of cases. India has one of the highest recovery rates–88 per cent. This happened because India was one of the first countries to adopt a flexible lockdown when the total cases were just a few hundred,” PM Modi said.
He also asserted that India was one of the first to encourage the use of masks. India actively began to work on effective contact tracing. India was among earliest nations to deploy the Rapid Antigen test.
“We are not stopping here. India is already working on putting a well-established vaccine delivery mechanism in place. This digitized network along with digital health ID will be used to ensure immunisation of our citizens,” he added.
Meanwhile, for the first time in nearly 3 months, the number of new coronavirus infections reported daily in India dropped below 50,000. With a spike of 46,790 fresh infections, the country’s total tally reached 75,97,063, while the death toll climbed to 1,15,197 after 587 people succumbed to the infection in a day.