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PM Modi's address to nation | PM Modi stresses on need to wear masks in fight against COVID-19

He said that during the lockdown, rules were strictly abided by, and directed local administrations as well as citizens to show similar caution.
Jun 30, 2020 / 05:15 PM IST

In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated the need for wearing masks in order to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak.

PM Modi said during Unlock 1.0, with the opening of economic activity, negligence and carelessness has creeped into people's behaviour, and that it's a dangerous trend since citizens need to be cautious now more than ever.

"Earlier we were very alert with respect to face mask, do-gaz-doori (social distancing), washing hands for 20 seconds multiple times a day," he said.

He said that during the lockdown, rules were strictly abided by, and directed local administrations as well as citizens to show similar caution.

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"We need to have a special focus on containment zones. If you see someone flouting norms, tell them to not do so," PM Modi added.

During his address, PM Modi extended the Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November end, saying that free food gain will be provided to 80 crore poor people till the end of November. He said that the scheme will cost the government exchequer over Rs 90,000 crore.
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first published: Jun 30, 2020 05:15 pm
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