Agartala, Mar 24, 2020, By Our Correspondent
Mar:24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation today at 8 pm on the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected over 490 people in India.
"I will address the nation at 8 pm today on vital aspects relating to the scourge of the pandemic COVID-19," PM Modi has tweeted.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will also brief the media soon amid expectations of a bailout package amid the coronavirus lockdown.
This is the PM's second address to the nation since Thursday, when he called for a "Janata Curfew" on Sunday, a 14-hour self-quarantine to fight the spread of coronavirus. Since then, almost all of India has come under complete lockdown, with states like Punjab imposing a curfew.
The Prime Minister had yesterday interacted with the industry and the media to discuss the fallout of coronavirus or COVID-19, which has taken over 14,000 lives worldwide and infected over 3 lakh.
In India, nine people have died.
Trains, metros and inter-state buses have been stopped and airlines will stop flying from tomorrow.
PM Modi had yesterday expressed concern in a tweet that many were not taking the lockdown seriously. "Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request state governments to ensure rules and laws are followed," he tweeted in Hindi.
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