New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation today over the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country.
The Prime Minister urged the States to consider lockdowns only as the last option and focus creating on micro containment zones.
He said that work is on to increase the number of beds in hospitals. In some cities, large COVID19 dedicated hospitals are being built.
The demand for oxygen has increased in many parts of the country. The Centre, state govt, private sector are trying to make oxygen available to all those who are in need of it. Many steps are being taken in this direction, he further said.
The Prime Minister said, “The challenge before is big but we have to overcome it with our resolve, courage and preparation”.
Modi’s address to the nation came amid the country witnessing a frightening spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country.