New Delhi: Addressing the nation over Covid-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said that the lockdown may have been lifted in the country but warned saying that the “virus is still out there”. 

“In the fight against coronavirus, the people of India have come a long way from the Janata Curfew to today.  But we should not forget that even though the lockdown is gone, the virus is not gone,” PM Modi said. 
 
With efforts of every Indian over last 7-8 months, India is in a stable situation we must not let it deteriorate, said the PM. 

Modi further added, “Economic activities are also increasing rapidly over time. Most of us are stepping out of our homes every day to fulfill our responsibilities, to speed up life again. This season of festivals is also slowly returning to the markets.”

"Today the recovery rate in the country is good, the fatality rate is low. India is succeeding in saving the lives of more of its citizens than the resource-rich countries of the world. The growing number of tests has been a major strength in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"In recent times, we have all seen many pictures, videos in which it is clear that many people have stopped taking precautions now. This is not right." 

"If you are careless, leaving your home without a mask, you are putting yourself, your family, your children and the elderly in danger," PM Modi warned.
“Recently, we saw many photos and videos where it is clearly seen that people are not careful anymore. This isn't right.” 

“Work is being done to make sure vaccine reaches every Indian as soon as it is made available. More than 10 crore tests have been conducted so far, over 2,000 Covid labs are operational, over 90 lakhs beds are available and over 12,000 quarantine centres are there in the country,” PM Modi said. 

PM Modi also quoted Kabir and said the poet had said one should not rest till crops are brought home from the field. Similarly, we should not relax till Covid brought under control. PM also quotes Ramcharitmaanas as saying an enemy, a mistake and an ailment should never be underestimated. Hence, we too should not underestimate Covid threat. 

PM asked media personnel, people on social media to campaign to spread public awareness for following Covid-19 guidelines. 

Following the mantra of 'Seva Parmo Dharma', our doctors, nurses, health workers are selflessly serving such a large population. Amidst all these efforts, this is not the time to be careless, PM Modi ended his address.