“Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi will address the nation at 5 PM today, 7th June,” the PMO tweeted.
Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi will address the nation at 5 PM today, 7th June.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 7, 2021
PM Modi’s latest address to the nation comes at a time when the country recorded its lowest coronavirus cases in two months with 1 lakh fresh cases.
The daily COVID-19 death toll has also come down while the number of active cases in the country has decreased to 14 lakh.
Importantly, on Friday, the Prime Minister had praised the Indian scientists for developing a Made in India vaccine against Covid-19 and boosting measures to fight the pandemic within a year of its outbreak.
Addressing a meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Society via video conference, PM Modi, who is also the president of the scientific body, cited India’s experience in the previous century to say that the country used to wait for years to lay its hands on innovations achieved abroad, but its scientists are now working shoulder to shoulder with their counterparts outside.
PM Modi is expected to highlight his government’s vaccination policy, which has been criticized by states and experts. The Modi government at the Centre has faced severe criticism as vaccine supply fell short and the country saw a peak in COVID cases in the second wave in March-April.
The government had to pause exports of COVID vaccines under its “Vaccine Maitri” programme and scrambled to procure more doses to tackle shortage in the country as it widened vaccinations to all adults.