Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation at 10 AM today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 10 AM today. He is likely to announce decision with regard to extension of the Corona virus lockdown on this occasion. The 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus ends tomorrow and the Prime Minister is likely to talk about its possible extension.

Mr Modi had addressed the nation on 24th of March and announced the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of COVID 19. In a video message, the Prime Minister had urged people to switch off the lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on April 5 to display the country’s “collective resolve” to defeat the coronavirus.

The Prime Minister had spoken to Chief Ministers via video conferencing last Saturday where several states requested him to extend the lockdown for two more weeks. Prime Minister said that there seems to be a consensus amongst the states on extension of Lockdown by another two weeks. He had held similar interaction with the Chief Ministers via video conferencing earlier on the 20th of March and 2nd of April.