Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Address the Nation at 6pm today. While the details are yet to be ironed out, it is a safe bet to say that it will be about corona virus.
Corona virus or COVID-19 has wrecked havoc in the World and India is no different. With the cases on all time highs, this matter should be the government’s biggest concern.
We are at the mouth of the festival season and it is this time that people throw caution to the wind.
The Prime Minster tweeted from his handle that he will be addressing the nation at 6 today ie 20th October.
After the strict lockdown, the country has began to lift the restrictions in phases to revive the dying economy.
Experts have raised concerns that alongside the unlock rules, the festival season may lead to a surge in infections.
The Cases So Far
India’s COVID-19 tally is close to 76 lakhs but for the first time in nearly three months, the country has recorded less than 50,000 new cases in a day. The health ministry reported 46,790 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, which takes the overall cases to 75,97,063.
The last time India had cases less than 50000 was on July 23rd. It was then India recorded 45,720 new cases in a day.
Experts believe that India has crossed its corona peak as the daily tally of the cases are around 90,000. That is very concerning.
According to PM modi, India has one of the highest recovery rate. The reason as said by the PM is because India is one of the first countries to adopt flexible lockdown. He also is confident in saying that the country is already is moving ahead in putting up a well established vaccine delivery mechanism in place.
“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,” the PM said.
The country will soon see its highly celebrated festival Diwali take place. It will be a little disappointing that the festival of lights has to be toned down. Well precaution is always the right way to go. Hopefully people wont be tempted to be reckless.