PM Modi hails people for putting up joint fight against COVID-19

PM Modi hails people for putting up joint fight against COVID-19

PM Modi hails people for putting up joint fight against COVID-19

Every citizen as a soldier is fighting this war says PM Narendra Modi in "Mann ki Baat". He lauded the resolve of the people as to how at each and every place, people have come forward to help each other.

Authorities continued to send hundreds of migrant labourers who had set out on foot from cities where they had lost their livelihoods to their homes or to quarantine centres across India. "These people are of huge help at the local level in preparing Crisis Management Plans and implementing them", he said, inviting people to join and be a Covid warrior in the service of the country.

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"Due to Covid-19, masks are becoming a part of our lives. If you want to protect yourselves and others from the disease, the use of a mask is important", PM Narendra Modi. The All India Association of Industries has warned that more than 25 lakh people in retail, small, and micro units, will be left with no means of employment if the lockdown continues.

Mr. Rao reviewed the situation in Hyderabad and other areas.

In the last interaction on April 11, several chief ministers had recommended extension of the 21-day lockdown by two weeks, which was slated to end on April 14 earlier. Indian Railways is running more than 100 parcel trains on close to 60 routes.

Modi also urged people to introspect at this critical juncture. He said, all of them are Corona Warriors in the truest sense. "The poor are being provided facilities like free of cost gas cylinders and rations for 3 months", the Prime Minister said. He praised the efforts of various government departments and banking sector personnel working together as a team.

In his over 30-minute-long address, Modi hailed the contribution of state governments in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, saying they have played a very active role. He said, their hard work is worthy of commendation.

In the previous Mann Ki Baat episode, PM Modi urged people to follow the rules during the lockdown, stating that "people breaking the law are playing with their lives". We need to understand that in the current circumstances, we need to ensure social distance, not human or emotional distance.

Additionally, the PM thanked all those who were working during the COVID-19 outbreak, to ensure the essential needs of the people were fulfilled. These people are not criminals, " he had said. He added that it is a time when common folk are connecting with the police at an emotional level.

In continuation of "Mann Ki Baat", the Prime Minister focussed to improve the immunity amid the pandemic crisis and asked to be careful and taking right precautions.

Both Centre and the state governments have been giving slight relaxations in the lockdown to provide relief to the people as well as the economy, which has been reeling under the impact of the shutdown. We will always have to remain cautious. Old age pension has been started. "Let us make these systems popular and share them in a language in which the world understands", Modi said.

He wished people on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya and Ramadan. The month of Ramzan has begun.

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