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PM Modi apologises for harsh steps to fight COVID-19

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought the nation’s forgiveness for imposing a monumental lockdown on the nation, however stated “we have to win … and we will definitely win the battle” towards the unprecedented menace of coronavirus that has claimed 25 lives in India up to now.

In his month-to-month Mann ki Baat radio deal with to the nation, Modi additionally praised the front-line employees within the battle towards the virus in addition to numerous employees within the important companies who’re making certain the nation doesn’t come to a whole standstill within the 21-day lockdown introduced on March 24.

“I seek forgiveness .. I am sure you will forgive me that you had to undergo so much trouble. Some people will say what kind of prime minister is this but these are special circumstances. You had to undergo problems I understand but there is no other way out to fight the coronavirus,” he stated. “But this is a battle for life and death.”

“Coronavirus is bent on killing people therefore entire humanity must unite and resolve to eliminate it,” he stated within the deal with that lasted greater than 30 minutes and featured two former coronavirus sufferers and a health care provider.

Modi reminded those that “we have to maintain social distance, not emotional and human distance” as he urged individuals to utilise the time spent at residence in re-engaging themselves in previous hobbies an reconnecting wit previous associates.

He additional stated, “The battle against COVID-19 is a tough one and it did require such harsh decisions to keep the people of India safe.”

He additionally spoke to individuals who had suffered from the virus assault and had recovered. He requested them to take their tales ahead. He spoke to medical doctors and requested them how they have been coping with the assault.

For the primary time since India went into the lockdown within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Modi introduced his month-to-month radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’. The programme had invited recommendations from people.

(PTI)

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