It is being speculated that the address by the Prime Minister, which comes on the last day of lockdown 4.0, is likely to focus on the relaxations being given from June 8, after over two months of lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19.
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation in his monthly radio talk ‘Mann Ki Baat’ at 11 am today, the last day of lockdown 4.0. PM Modi’s address comes hours after the Ministry of Home Affairs announced phase-wise unlocking plan for the country, beginning June 8.Also, Prime Minister’s address to the nation holds high significance as it comes a day after Modi 2.0 government , completed a year in the office. Speculations are that the address by the Prime Minister is likely to focus on the relaxations being given from June 8, after over two months of lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19. He may also discuss the successes and achievements of his government in the first year of the second term.
On Saturday, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued new guidelines for phased re-opening of “all activities outside containment zones for the next one month.” In Phase 1, all religious places will be thrown open in non-containment zones from June 8. Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services and even shopping malls will be allowed to reopen in the non-containment zones.
In the 64th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister had focused on the situation prevailing in the country due to Covid-19 and urged people to help the poor, migrants and needy during the lockdown.
He had said that India’s fight against coronavirus is “people-driven” and is being fought by the masses and the administration together.
India has so far seen four extensions of the nationwide lockdown which was imposed to reduce coronavirus transmission on March 24. Now the government plans to unlock the nation in a phase-wise manner.
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