PM Modi to address nation again tonight on 'vital aspects relating to menace of coronavirus'

New Delhi, Mar 24 (IANS): Amid the total lockdown in many states and increase in novel coronavirus positive cases in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he will address the nation again at 8 pm on Tuesday.

"Will address the nation at 8pm today on the vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19," Modi said in a tweet.

On Tuesday, India's total coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases rose to 446, with nine deaths across the country, 36 cases of cured patients.

The Prime Minister had addressed the nation on Thursday night as well and appealed for Janata Curfew between 7 am and 9 pm on Sunday.

Modi had also talked about the steps taken by the government to combat Covid-19.





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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Modi's today's speech was really frightening..Many people might have quarreled among themselves on various issues especially woman who takes care of the family...Stocking of enough daily essentials may be absolutely required now onwards...
    Only after listening to TV news after the speech ,we felt relieved...

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Mantra of carona require immunity. The yoga will not fill stomach and it cause to lose extra energy. There's house arrest fine. Even in jail food and other essential supplied. The leader s have all facilities. Think nowof people basic requirements arrangements. You are in a position to rule and not ruin. Think not of Ambani and Adani butof sheep. They have no money no food no shelter no medicine no influence. Make order with clear guidelines sadness of one is better sadness of many. Prime minister must have knowledge of these things because of his past experience

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  • Ram, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    I see TV anchors asking why people are outside. Please understand that not everyone has a godown filled with foodstuff and fruit & vegetable trees growing in their backyard. Even small grocery shops have closed in Mangalore now. No more food take-away, home deliveries. The government wants people to win the war with corona but will it matter if we die of starvation ?

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  • Alphonso Dsouza, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    I fully agree with you sir. What we need in time of emergencies ...... a system that can take care of the epidemic through the trained medical teams and look after the needs of the people for food, water and essential services. We are experiencing this in Mumbai. The PM declared Janta Curfew on a Sunday... and the next day no transport for the suppliers; as a result no vegetables, fish or meat. Today the Tomatoes skyrocketed from Rs.20 to 60....... No milk available in stores. No rice in Supermarkets.
    Today when the veg vendors started moving the carts in localities, the cops came charging them; one of the fruit vendors left his cart and ran for his life. THERE IS SEVERE LACK of coordination in such difficult times. PM, CM, POLICE and our FAMOUS TV CHANNELS ..... declare different guidelines. I am a Heart patient; I ordered my medicines over the phone. Pharmacy man refused to deliver it home. Shortly there after I saw a police officer announcing over the microphone..... from tomorrow morning no one will be allowed to come out from their compounds; if medicines are required the police will help???? can you believe this can be done for a 20 million residents of this city?

    There needs to be a system whereby key sector employees must be allowed to deliver essential things to the gate of the building.

    Our watchmen had no food for two days; we the residents of the building provided him with some food and fruits.

    You are right in raising your opinion.

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  • Shuba, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    It is need of the hour let all citizens co-operate on this dire distress and be thoughtful on the present crisis.

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Sardar Patel statue cost 3000 Crores & now its closed without any revenue.. If a hospital had been built with that money, it wud have been usefull now. Hope Modi comes with a sensible approach to fight Corona than asking to do stupid things. Watver nonsense he says, bhakts will do blindly. And crooked film actors will come with a balcony performance so that their video becomes viral. Did Ambani, Adani announce any financial support to fight Corona. Did Batchan give single rupee to Govt fund, instead doing family circus on roof top. Its high time to stop funding & expanding temples,churches, mosques, instead build more PHC, Hospitals.

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  • rakesh, harish

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    we doctor , nurses & supporting staffs working working with corona patients
    we want to assure you that we dont want people clapping for us, and the one who ask them to clap,

    what we really need is more testing kits, hazmat suits, better quarantine facilities, free corona test for patients., masks, better equipments.
    we hav invisible enemy with us roaming

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    This crisis is beyond imagination and want measures more than mere press releases. Modi led BJP failed India already unnecessarily. This crisis is beyond politics.

    1. Lock down is necessary, but need to ensure people are not starving and have normal medical supplies.
    2. Law enforcement agencies, need to be sensible. Just because they have batten in hand, need to use it sensibly.
    3. Need to have quick response teams to pick patients from home, keep them isolated, have appropriate medical care, withe nurses, attendants, doctors having necessary accessories to treat them.
    4. Training to safety, need to reach every individual families.

    Failures to take appropriate steps in emergency footing, thinking and acting only with saffron painted eye wear, could be disastrous.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Even the USA is falling short of emergency medical equipment including masks! They expect the situation to be overwhelming in the coming weeks as more cases come in and work is on a warfooting to avert a crisis like Italy!

    Here, without adequate protective equipment the police themselves might be terrorised to go near unknown people to enforce the law??

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Only the Universal Creator can save us now as we have been battered by one crisis after another, and Covid19 seems to be the last nail in the coffin! I may sound extremely pessimistic, but that's my very frank opinion!

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  • Clara, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Eagerly waiting Sir .Other day for Janata Curfew there were massive response from all people .Jai Namo .

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  • Ashraf, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    First provide essential PPE's to medical staffs.....

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  • Dr. Rajesh Bhat, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Sir, Now we need actions and stimulus packages......... Please act this time.

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  • rakesh, bidar

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    8pm on demonetization , money went to hell.
    8pm on economy , economy is in comma
    8pm on Corona , let's hope for the best

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai/Bangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    In Italy, more than 800 people died on a day and there were no people to lift their bodies. In an advanced country like this, I heard they categorized people into 3. Age below 40, age 40 to 70, and above 70. If a person of above 70 is treated with ventilator and a new case of below 40 patient needs that ventilator, it will be removed from old patient and given to the young. In our villages, we might have heard, why the old person was not taken to hospital, they used to say "parabe atte" and neglected their life. This is what is happening in Italy now.

    The resources in our country, considering our population is very less and please cooperate with the govt and do not neglect your duty as a citizen. Be not the cause of many people's death.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    They ( Italians ) neglected the corona virus warning at initial stage , took it lightly like Don't care policy. now they have realised the dire situation.

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  • Aachi, Riyadh

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    This time if he doesn't announce financial aid India will be big trouble

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    there is no finance in da indian treausry. 17 mla's procured from auction in karnataka. 22 mla's procured from auction in m.p. rest of the remained he has finished in da fdi 4in tours. 2. so from where is da money?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    visiting of vallabh bai patel statue is locked down. no revenue comes from it. he would have built a hospital which would have come 4 help in da corona virus patients. total waste of money 4 da statue. God save india & da whole world.

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  • Save my India, India.

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Now India will go looking for financial aid first.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Atleast rs. 10, 000 for daily wage earners laboures
    And Bonus to tirelessly working without leave Dictors Nurses medical assts, Police force and cleaners etc.

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  • Nice, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Well am pretty sure that the elected will not come up with something different
    Please follow the normal protocol
    Eat Healthy , Stay Hygiene , Be Fit , Be Human

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  • Babu, Kaikamba

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Dear Sir
    No jumla,action is required.

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  • chris, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Addressing for what first provide Govt Aid and support

    As per present oil price the petrol price should be less than 40 rupees and diesel must be less than 30 rupees. Per liter As the oil price is coming down internationally and this Govt is just looting us ,People are worried about their jobs no support from Govt and all. Our Govt is only killing people more then corna virus as if the petroleum price comes up indirectly all will come up

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  • Rahul, BAJPE

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Most chief ministers have taken over the complete charge, leading from the front and doing their best - they need financial support more , other countries have announced economic packages - stringent measures r ok but we need to survive.

    Give freedom for States too handle the epidemic. Let States learn from reach other. Follow TN/KL model everywhere.

    Let center sit and coordinate on critical resources like medical supplies and inter state consumable trade. Revoke/repurpose licenses of non essential good

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  • Amaze, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Please come up with STRONG measures.

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  • Anonymous, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    ಕಾಸ್ ಬೋಡು....☺️

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