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Coronavirus LIVE: Lockdown should be last resort, focus on micro-containment zones, PM tells states

By oneindia staff

New Delhi, Apr 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8.45 pm today on the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country. The announcement was made by the Prime Minister's Office in a tweet.

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    9:03 PM, 20 Apr
    'Lockdown should be the last resort, even for State', says PM Modi.
    9:03 PM, 20 Apr
    I request State governments to urge the workers to stay where they are. This trust given by the states to the workers will help them, and that they will be vaccinated in the city where they are: PM Modi
    9:02 PM, 20 Apr
    PM Modi urged young people to participate in the fight against the pandemic.
    9:01 PM, 20 Apr
    "We should not lose hope or be afraid...we have to take the right call at the right time...this is how we will win this battle," says PM Modi.
    9:00 PM, 20 Apr
    "We should not lose out patience even at hardest of times. Country is working day and night following this motto," PM Modi says
    8:59 PM, 20 Apr
    Vaccination will continue to be available for free in all government facilities, says PM Modi.
    8:58 PM, 20 Apr
    India has vaccinated at the fastest pace in the world, Prime Minister Modi said in his address to the nation.
    8:56 PM, 20 Apr
    India with two 'made in India' vaccines started the world's largest vaccination program. Till now, more than 12 crore vaccine doses have been administered. From 1st May, those above the age of 18 years can be vaccinated: PM Modi
    8:54 PM, 20 Apr
    Work is on to increase the number of beds in hospitals. In some cities, large COVID19 dedicated hospitals are being built: PM Modi during an address to the nation on the COVID19 situation
    8:54 PM, 20 Apr
    The demand for oxygen has increased in many parts of the country. The Centre, state govt, private sector are trying to make oxygen available to all those who are in need of it. Many steps are being taken in this direction: PM Modi
    8:53 PM, 20 Apr
    The challenge before is big but we have to overcome it with our resolve, courage and preparation: PM Modi during an address to the nation on COVID19 situation
    8:53 PM, 20 Apr
    We are facing the second wave of COVID19 now. I understand the pain you are going through and express my sympathies to the families who have lost their loved ones due to COVID, says PM Modi
    8:52 PM, 20 Apr
    "We are fighting another war against COVID-19. Things were better over the last few weeks but now we are experiencing the second wave," says PM Modi.
    8:46 PM, 20 Apr
    PM Modi addresses the nation on COVID19 situation.
    8:39 PM, 20 Apr
    62,097 new COVID19 cases, 54,224 recoveries, and 519 deaths reported in Maharashtra today; case tally reaches 39,60,359, death toll 61,343
    8:10 PM, 20 Apr
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the COVID-19 situation at 8:45 this evening
    7:41 PM, 20 Apr
    Lockdown has been declared in all containment zones in the Ernakulam district by District Collector S Suhas. This will be implemented from tomorrow at 6 pm for seven days
    7:38 PM, 20 Apr
    Mumbai reports 7,214 fresh COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths and 9,641 recoveries. The total tally reaches 5,93,906 while death toll stands at 12,439.
    7:27 PM, 20 Apr
    Cumulatively, 12,71,29,113 vaccine doses have been administered through 18,83,241 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. Over 32 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours: Government of India
    7:14 PM, 20 Apr
    Bihar: 70 doctors and more than 55 nurses have tested positive for COVID19, till now. 7 doctors were tested positive today: Superintendent, Patna Medical College and Hospital
    7:00 PM, 20 Apr
    Nagpur District reports 6,890 new COVID19 cases, 91 deaths and 5,504 recoveries in the last 24 hours, as per Civil Surgeon, Nagpur.
    6:50 PM, 20 Apr
    PM Modi's meeting with vaccine manufacturers begins.
    6:12 PM, 20 Apr
    We have requested the CM to announce a complete lockdown in the state from tomorrow at 8 pm. This was the request of all ministers to CM, now it is his decision: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope
    6:12 PM, 20 Apr
    Looking at the shortage of supply of medical oxygen, Maharashtra is heading towards a complete lockdown; guidelines regarding it will be announced soon: Maharashtra Minister Aslam Sheikh
    6:03 PM, 20 Apr
    Kerala reports 19,577 new COVID19, 28 deaths and 3,880 recoveries today
    6:03 PM, 20 Apr
    Uttarakhand reports 3,012 fresh cases and 27 deaths; case tally rises to 1,29,205, death toll 1,919
    5:57 PM, 20 Apr
    Uttarakhand reports 3,012 fresh cases and 27 deaths; case tally rises to 1,29,205, death toll 1,919
    5:57 PM, 20 Apr
    All Indian Army recruitment rallies in North-East states and Common Entrance Exam scheduled for 25th April postponed till further orders
    5:32 PM, 20 Apr
    Delhi High Court tells the Centre to take up the issue of short supply of life savings drugs with the drug suppliers.
    5:17 PM, 20 Apr
    The total number of active cases in the State has crossed 45,000. We are taking all measures to curb the COVID19 infection. There is no shortage of beds in hospitals i nthe state: Haryana CM ML Khattar

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