Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation, on 20 April 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation, on 20 April 2021 | Twitter: @narendramodi
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New Delhi: The country is again faced with a big battle against COVID-19 and conditions will improve with the decisions taken in recent days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday and stressed that lockdown should be the last option.

In his address to the nation, Modi said the people were undergoing suffering but “we need to fight it out with all our might” and expressed confidence that the coronavirus will be defeated with the combined efforts of the people.

“I want to thank our doctors and all our healthcare workers for working non-stop in this fight against COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

Modi noted that pharma sector was working relentlessly to meet all COVID-19 challenges, including on vaccine development and supply.

The prime minister said that the shortage of oxygen cylinders has come across as a major problem and said all stakeholders were working collectively to meet this challenge.

The situation is different from last year when there was no COVID vaccine in the country or infrastructure to produce PPE kits and other much-needed medical goods, he noted.

He said lockdown should be the last option and focus should be on micro-containment.

“If we all follow COVID-19 protocols, there’ll be no need to impose lockdowns,” Modi said.

He urged the people to reduce their movement and take vaccination.

Also read: New Covid lineage B.1.618 identified from Bengal, 2nd in India after ‘double mutant’ virus


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  1. Hey people, the message is for you to follow. I have few rallies to complete. I will follow these rules after election is over.

    Indians have lost their mind.

  2. If citizens of this county are self regulated, conscious and aware persons like you could have never reached to this level

  3. Modi brother, there won’t be a need for lockdown or people dying due to lack of oxygen, if you just start doing your job properly.

    Yes being a PM of India is a job, you must be getting the monthly salary and perks as well. Just ensure that the govt works, the union ministers are doing their respective work and not wasting all their time on Twitter in slanging matches with opposition. Try to sometime listen to suggestions and criticism from others.

    Don’t just spend all your time in rallies, video shoots with peacocks and televised nonsensical meetings with sundry people.

  4. The PM Said, lockdown should be last resort. Not that lockdown is not necessary!!! Is this not distortion?

    • No need of a leader if everyone leads themselves perfectly, no need of police if 130cr public if they all voluntarily follow rules of law… How stupid you are

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