New Delhi: With the country struggling with the sudden surge in covid-19 cases and deaths, PM Modi addressed the nation yesterday, appealing to the states to use lockdowns only as the last resort. Stressing on self-disciplining during this pandemic, Modi urged people to step out of their houses only if it is an emergency.
“‘In a situation like today, we have to save the country from a lockdown. If you all work together, create awareness then there is no need for containment, never mind a lockdown. I appeal to states that they should use the lockdown as the last resort – our focus should be micro-containment zones. We will take care of economic health as well as the health of countrymen,” PM Modi said in his address to the nation, making it clear that a nationwide lockdown was off the table for now.