India to enter “unlock 2” from July 1: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation today for the sixth time since the outbreak of Covid-19. He said that India will be entering “unlock 2” from July 1 for which the guidelines were issued by the Union Home Ministry during the meeting scheduled to be held today. He further eased the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

PM Narendra Modi

Besides, he announced that distribution of free foodgrain scheme to poor families will be extended till November.

During his address today, Modi urged the people to be vigilant enough during the lockdown and take necessary precautions, stressing that not doing so will be putting their lives as well as others life at risk.

Prime Minister earlier addressed the nation on May 12 when he had declared a Rs 20-lakh-crore financial package in a bid to boost the economy recovering from coronavirus-induced lockdown. In his monthly “Mann ki Baat” address on Sunday, Modi asserted that India has given a befitting reply to those who cast an evil eye on its territory in Ladakh.

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 In his March 19 address, the prime minister first announced a “janta curfew” on March 22 and on March 24, he imposed a 21-day nationwide lockdown.

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