Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted that he will address the nation at 6 pm today. “Will be sharing a message with my fellow citizens at 6 pm this evening,” PM Modi wrote in his tweet, urging citizens to tune in.
The Prime Minister did not specify but many speculated he would speak on the coronavirus situation in the country on the verge of a series of festivals and the approaching winter.
This will be his seventh address to the nation since he announced a strict lockdown in March-end to check the spread of the coronavirus. Since June, the nation has been exiting the restrictions in phases in order to reopen the economy.
Experts have raised concerns that alongside the unlock rules, the festival season may lead to a surge in infections.
India’s COVID-19 tally is close to 76 lakhs but for the first time in nearly three months, the country has recorded less than 50,000 new cases in a day. The health ministry reported 46,790 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, which takes the overall cases to 75,97,063.