Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted about Modi's upcoming address
A day after he held a marathon six hour video conference with the chief ministers of all states to discuss the future of the ongoing coronavirus-imposed lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the nation at 8 pm on Tuesday.
Home Minister Amit Shah, who also attended the Monday video-enabled meeting, tweeted to confirm Modi's address to the nation.
Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji will be addressing the nation tonight at 8 PM.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 12, 2020
In the marathon video conference, the Prime Minister made it clear that the emphasis at this juncture was two-fold: it was no longer only about containing the coronavirus pandemic but also about rebooting the economy which has gone to sleep.
"We have a twofold challenge,” said the PM, “to reduce the transmission rate of the disease and to increase public activity gradually while adhering to all the guidelines -- and we will have to work towards achieving both these objectives."