Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 5 pm today. The PMO announced PM Modi’s address on Twitter. This speech comes when India is witnessing a significant dip in Covid-19 cases and deaths, encouraging several states to ease the lockdown restriction.
PM Narendra Modi To Address Nation at 5 pm: Things to expect
- Ongoing vaccination drive
- Covid-19 vaccine for children
- The pandemic situation right now
- Covid-19 Lockdown
- Anticipated Third-wave of Coronavirus
Covid-19 update in India: India reported 1,14,460 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 60 days, and 2,677 deaths (the lowest in 42 days) on June 2, 2021. Moreover, the daily positivity rate declines to 5.62%, according to Union Health Ministry data.
Here’s what we can expect from Today’s Address
Ongoing vaccination drive
PM Narendra Modi is likely to keep the ongoing vaccination drive in the loop. Amid the ongoing shortage of vaccines in India, which is expected to continue through July, the Indian Government starts vaccination over 18 years. PM Modi can also talk about the shortage of vaccine slots, or we might see an on-stop registration.
Covid-19 vaccine for children
Last week, the All Indian Institute of Medical Science in Patna started clinical trials of India’s homegrown Covid-19 vaccine for children between the ages of two to 18 years. PM Modi might discuss this in today’s speech.
The pandemic situation right now
India recorded over 1.32 lakh new covid cases in the last 24 hours; the positivity rate is also diving down. Prime Minister Narendra Modi might highlight the current situation of coronavirus in the country.
Most Indian states have started to ease the lockdown and curfew situation from 7 June, but the situation is still out of control in some states, such as Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu. PM Modi can also talk about lockdown in today’s address.
Anticipated Third-wave of Coronavirus
The third wave of coronavirus in India is expected to come soon if people become complacent. Moreover, this wave is likely to affect children, so PM Modi is expected to discuss the precaution to prevent the third wave.
As today’s speech comes amid the ongoing second wave of Covid-19, we can expect PM Modi to brief on vaccination and the current covid-19 situation.