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“People Shouldn’t Fall Prey To Misinformation”: PM Modi On Mann Ki Baat

The Prime Minister also assured that the Centre is working in tandem with states to help get through the second wave. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat on Sunday said that people shouldn’t fall prey to misinformation about COVID-19 or the vaccines. His address to the nation comes at a time when India has been reporting over 3 lakh COVID-19 cases daily with the death toll also rising steeply.

In his 4th address this year, PM Modi termed the second wave of COVID-19 as a ‘storm’ and said that it has left the country devasted. “I am speaking to you at a time when COVID-19 is testing our patience and capacity to bear the pain. Many of our loved ones left us untimely. After successfully tackling 1st wave, the nation’s morale was high, it was confident but this storm (2nd wave) has shaken the nation.” he said.

PM Modi also addressed the nation in a televised address recently.

The Prime Minister also interacted with many healthcare workers including Dr Shashank Joshi, a Mumbai-based doctor on the prevailing pandemic situation. Dr Joshi said ” “While cases are surging, more recoveries also being recorded. People should not panic at this stage.”

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The Prime Minister also assured that the Centre is working in tandem with states to help get through the second wave.

He also spoke about the vaccination program and told the citizens to only believe in authentic sources of news and not believe in any rumors. The ‘liberalized vaccination program’ will be opened for the 18+ category starting May 1.

“You all must be aware that the government has sent free vaccines to the State governments.” 

Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Modi urged the corporate sector to participate in the vaccination drive and make sure they help in getting their employees vaccinated.

Concluding that a positive approach is needed to tackle the virus, and that fighting COVID-19 should be our only priority now, he asked all eligible citizens to get themselves vaccinated at the earliest and take all precautions.

 

 

 

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