‘Lockdown has gone but virus still there’: PM Modi cautions people ahead of festive season

TPE Correspondent

New Delhi October 20th

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the country’s fight against coronavirus should not weaken unless the vaccine against it arrives, adding that the government is making all efforts to make sure that the vaccine, when it is launched, reaches every Indian.

He also cautioned people ahead of the festive season, saying that the nation must not forget that while the lockdown is over, the virus still lingers on. “In this festive season, markets are bright again but we need to remember that the lockdown might have ended but COVID-19 still persists. With efforts of every Indian over last 7-8 months, India is in a stable situation we must not let it deteriorate,” he said in his address to the nation.

The prime minister also warned people violating the COVID-19 protocols, saying that themselves, along with their families at risk.

“Recently, we saw many photos & videos where it is clearly seen that people are not careful anymore. This isn’t right. If you step out without mask, you put your families at risk. We must remember – whether it is America or Europe, cases declined and then there was sudden spike,” he said.

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