Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the nation on at 8 pm. This comes a day after PM Modi indicated that lockdown may not end completely but curbs will be further eased.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he was of the firm view that the measures needed in the first three phases of lockdown were not needed "in the fourth", and asked the states to come up with a roadmap by May 15 on how to deal with various aspects of the gradual easing of the lockdown.
The nationwide lockdown since March 25 to contain the spread of coronavirus is scheduled to end on May 17. It will be important to see if PM Modi announces a further extension.
PM Modi begins his speech.
42 lakh people have been infected world over: PM Modi
More than 2.5 lakh people have lost their lives: PM Modi
One virus has destroyed the world: PM Modi
We had never seen or heard about such a crisis ever before. This is definitely unimaginable for mankind. This was unprecedented. But humanity will not accept defeat from this virus. We have to not only protect ourselves but also move forward: PM Narendra Modi (ANI)
This is an unprecedented crisis; we have to protect ourselves and move ahead as well: PM Modi
Making India self-reliant is only way to make 21st century belong to India: PM Modi in address to nation
When the crisis started then not even a single PPE kit was manufactured in India, only a few N95 masks were available. Today 2 Lakh PPE kits and 2 Lakh N95 masks are manufactured in India daily: PM Narendra Modi (ANI)
India's self-reliance addresses concerns about world's happiness, cooperation and peace: PM Modi (PTI)
Medicines supplied by India have infused new hopes in the world which is fighting battle of life and death: PM Modi (PTI)
India has resources and talent, it will make best products, improve quality and supply chain: PM Modi (PTI)
India's self-reliance will be based on five pillars -- economy, infrastructure, technology driven system, vibrant demography and demand: PM Modi
I announce a special economic package today. This will play an important role in the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan'. The announcements made by the govt over COVID, decisions of RBI & today's package totals to Rs 20 Lakh Crores. This is 10% of India's GDP: PM Narendra Modi (ANI)
The package will focus on land, labour, liquidity and laws: PM Modi
Beginning Wednesday, Finance Minister will announce details of special economic package: PM Modi in address to nation (PTI)
Special economic package is for our labourers, farmers, honest tax payers, MSMEs and cottage industry: PM Modi (PTI)
In this hour of crisis, local suppliers have met our demands; Indians have to be 'vocal about local' and buy products from them: PM Modi (PTI)
Coronavirus going to be part of our lives for long time, but we can't let our lives revolve around it only: PM
'Lockdown 4' will be different and have new rules; you will be informed about it before May 18: PM Modi