The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has said in a tweet that the Prime Minister (PM), Narendra Modi, will address the nation today at 5PM.
As of June 7, 2021, India had reported a total of 2.89 crore COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started in early 2020. While 2.71 crore patients had recovered, 14.01 lakh cases remained ‘active’ across the country. The death toll from the outbreak had surged to 3.49 lakh.
5:00 PM PM Modi’s address has begun.
5:10 PM We are not lagging behind anyone : PM Modi
5:11 PM 23 crore vaccine doses have been administered : PM Modi
5:14 PM A nasal vaccine is also on the way : PM Modi
5:18 PM States wanted vaccination to be decentralized. So we allowed them to take up 25% of the work, and laid down guidelines. But now they are saying that the earlier system was better : PM Modi
5:24 PM Now Centre will take over all vaccinations : PM Modi
5:28 PM Free vaccines for all above the age of 18 : PM Modi
5:29 PM Centre will buy and give vaccines to states
5:30 PM From June 21 Centre will provide all vaccines
5:30 PM Free ration for 80 crore people till Diwali
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more updates
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