Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Thursday evening on the situation arising out of coronavirus outbreak and the efforts to combat it, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Wednesday.
“PM Shri @narendramodi will address the nation on 19th March 2020 at 8 PM, during which he will talk about issues relating to COVID-19 and the efforts to combat it,” the PMO tweeted.
In another tweet, the PMO said Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“Ways to further strengthen India’s preparedness were discussed. This includes further enhancing testing facilities,” it said.
The prime minister has emphasised on actively engaging with individuals, local communities and organisations in chalking out mechanisms to fight the coronavirus menace.
He has also urged officials and technical experts to deliberate on the steps to be taken next.
India has confirmed 153 positive cases of coronavirus so far.