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“Wear Mask, Always”: PM Modi Emphasizes Importance Of Safety In Festive Season

The nation must not forget in the upcoming festive season that while the lockdown is over, the coronavirus is not, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed in his address today. 

The nation must not forget in the upcoming festive season that while the lockdown is over, the coronavirus is not, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed in his address today.

“This is not the time to be careless. This is not the time to think that corona is gone and the danger is over,” the Prime Minister said.

Over the past few days, videos had shown that crowds were out in public, throwing caution to the winds, PM Modi said. “You are risking your family, your children and your elders by doing so,” he warned.

The PM also added that while India was at a better state than many other countries, it should not drop its guard.

Highlighting the progress made in controlling the spread of the virus, the PM said: “We have tackled Covid to a large extent. Our recovery rate is among the highest in the world, the fatality rate is low. Out of every million, we have around 83 deaths. This, compared to other nations, which see around 600 deaths per million, is much better.”

Reiterating his old stance of “Jab tak dawai nai, tab tak dhilai nai” (Until the vaccine is available, there should not be carelessness), the PM said: “Till the time we get a vaccine shot, we absolutely cannot be complacent about the pandemic. India is working on 2-3 vaccine candidates and we are trying our best to get a vaccine, as is the rest of the world. I want to let you know that once we get a vaccine, everyone will get it in a planned, phased and fast manner.”

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