Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give his first radio address to Mann Ki Baat during the three-week shutdown required by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has crippled several nations.
In a tweet on Saturday evening, PM Modi said he would particularly focus on the COVID 19 situation in today’s man Ki Baat.
“Turn on tomorrow at 11:00 am Tomorrow’s episode will focus on the situation that is due to COVID-19,” he tweeted.
Turn on tomorrow at 11 a.m.
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2020
The country is in a complete barrier to stop the spread of COVID-19, a disease transmitted by a novel coronavirus, which was first discovered in a fish market in Wuhan, China, last December.
Technically referred to as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 or SARS-CoV-2, this coronavirus is referred to as “novel”, which means that it is a virus that has not previously been identified in humans. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the highly infectious disease mainly spreads through surface contact and breath droplets.
All flights across the country, except for those carrying important goods, have been discontinued. The railways have also ceased operations and all international movements are being monitored so that only essential services such as food and medical care can be allowed through.
Hundreds of people, particularly day laborers and their families, could walk for days with little food and water to reach their villages from the cities. Thousands were seen camping at a bus stop in Delhi on Saturday evening and waiting to go home, at risk of getting COVID-19.
Uttar Pradesh reports of incidents of police operations against people walking hundreds of kilometers to their villages. While the police have apologized in some cases, other people who go home have offered meals and water.
The UP government arranged transportation for migrant workers who want to return to their villages on Saturday.