PM Modi to address nation on Covid situation at 8.45 pm


Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the Covid situation at 8.45 pm. Earlier, during a meeting via video conference, Modi asked vaccine manufacturers to scale up production capacity to vaccinate all citizens in the shortest possible time.

India reported 2,59,170 new Covid-19 cases and 1,761 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.

The total cases in the country now stand at 1,53,21,089. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court Tuesday put on hold the Allahabad High Court order for a weeklong lockdown until April 26 in five Uttar Pradesh districts, Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur Nagar and Gorakhpur districts, which are reporting a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases.