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Mann ki Baat LIVE Updates: Modi Says Coronavirus is as Lethal as it Was in Beginning, People Remove Masks When Needed Most

News18.com | July 26, 2020, 1:31 PM IST
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Mann ki Baat LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat. The address is telecast on the last Sunday of every month. This is the 67th episode of Mann ki Baat. Calling the day as a very special one, he says today is Kargil Vijay Diwas. "On this day, we defeated Pakistan, we will never be able to forget this day." "The war happened at a time and in a situation that nobody can forget. India wanted good relations with pakistan, but that did not happen," he adds.

Speaking on the pandemic situation in the country, PM Modi said, “COVID-19 recovery rate in our country is better than others. Our fatality rate is much less than other countries. We were able to save the lives of lakhs of people, but the threat of coronavirus is not over yet. It is spreading fast in many areas, we need to remain vigilant.”
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Mann ki Baat LIVE Updates: Modi Says Coronavirus is as Lethal as it Was in Beginning, People Remove Masks When Needed Most
A file photo of PM Narendra Modi.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi had written, "Do tune in tomorrow, 26th July, at 11 AM. #MannKiBaat." For the address, the Prime Minister had invited people to share “inspiring anecdotes” of collective efforts which have brought about changes in other’s lives.

“I am sure you would be aware of inspiring anecdotes of how collective efforts have brought about positive changes. You would surely know of initiatives that have transformed many lives. Please share them for this month’s #MannKiBaat, which will take place on the 26th!” PM Modi had tweeted on July 11.



In his last Mann ki baat address on June 28, the Prime Minister had focused on the fight against coronavirus and said that there could be any number of challenges but our country's history shows that it [India] has always overcome them. He reiterated the importance of wearing masks and following social distancing norms during the Unlock period.

“We have to be more cautious during the Unlock phase than we were in lockdown. Your alertness will protect you from corona,” he said during the 66th episode of Mann Ki Baat.

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