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Coronavirus Pandemic LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in virtual Vesak global celebrations on Buddha Purnima today where he will pay tribute to the frontline warriors of Covid-19 as well as the victims of the pandemic which has infected about 50,000 people in India.
The Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), a global Buddhist umbrella organization, is holding a virtual prayer event with the participation of all the supreme heads of the Buddhist Sanghas from around the world, an official statement said.
Earlier, PM Modi had agreed with the Chief Ministers of all the states to increase the lockdown during video conferencing.
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Today is the last day of a lockdown implemented to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. Prime Minister Modi will address the country tomorrow at 10 am. The PMO tweeted about the incident.
It is believed that Prime Minister Modi can announce a lockdown Today. Lockdown may be extended until 18 may . Earlier, Prime Minister Modi had agreed to increase lockdown during a video conference with all the state chief ministers.
Last month, the prime minister had addressed the nation twice -- on March 19 and March 24.
On March 19, he had called for resolve and restraint to fight coronavirus. He had also announced a 'janta curfew' on March 22, a Sunday.
On March 24, he had announced the 21-day nationwide lockdown to check the spread of the deadly virus
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On 3 May he had announced the 17-day nationwide lockdown to check the spread of the deadly virus
Corona virus cases are increasing in the country. Although Loudown has controlled this to a large extent. Lockdown is in force till May 3 in the country. In such a situation, the Prime Minister can once again put his views before the people on the issue of corona virus and lockdown.
PM Modi urges people to feed off each other and stay resolved in COVID-19 fight | Highlights
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of Buddha Purnima and urged people to take inspiration from each other and stay resolved in their fight against coronavirus. The Prime Minister spoke of the relevance of Buddha's teachings in these testing times as the world faces one of its toughest challenges yet. Here are the highlights of PM Modi's speech.