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Helping the poor is our topmost priority, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the “people-driven war” in India against the coronavirus disease, and said it will be discussed in the future. He said this during his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat.

“India’s fight against coronavirus is people driven. It is being fought by the people and the administration in close collaboration,” added PM Modi.

In his closing Mann Ki Baat speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes for more vigilance from citizens and encourages people to maintain social distancing. “We should not be overconfident. We should not presume that COVID-19 will not enter our homes, offices and colonies. We have to stay vigilant. We should ensure that we are never negligent. I appeal to you again. ‘Do gajj doori, haut hai Zaroori, (Two meter distance is of utmost importance),” PM Modi says.

“Money is being directly transferred into accounts of the poor, as part of Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Package. The old-age pension has been started. The poor are being provided facilities like free of cost gas cylinders and rations for 3 months,” the Prime Minister said.

India’s total count of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has reached 26,496, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.

The country reported reported 1,990 new Covid positive cases and 49 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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