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Prime Minister Modi's Mann ki Baat: Covid 'toofan' has shaken the country

On a day India reported nearly 3.5 lakh new cases and 2,767 deaths in 24 hours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to people to avoid misinformation surrounding Covid-19 at a time when "the 'toofan' (storm) has shaken the country".

Prime Minister Modi Mann ki Baat Covid toofan has shaken the country-VPN
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New Delhi, First Published Apr 25, 2021, 11:52 AM IST
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Here are highlights of Prime Minister Modi's Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast which he entirely dedicated to discussing the Covid pandemic:

* India was full of self-confidence after successfully tackling the first wave of Covid-19. This 'toofan' (storm) has shaken the country.

* I urge people to not fall prey to any rumour about the vaccine. The Centre has sent free vaccine to all state governments. All people above 45 years of age can benefit from this. From May 1, vaccines will be available for every person above 18 years of age.

* We have sent free vaccines to all the state governments. All people above the age of 45 can benefit from this. From May 1, vaccines will be available for every person above 18 years at cowin.gov.in

* We all know how difficult mentally it is to take care of ourselves, our family during disease. But our nursing staff in hospitals has to do this very job continuously, with so many patients at the same time.

* Now from May 1 onwards, the vaccine is going to be made available for every person above 18 years in the country. Now the Corporate Sector, companies too will be able to participate in the programme of administering the vaccine to their employees.

* Let me also say that the Centre's free vaccination programme will continue. I also urge the states that they should extend this benefit to as many people as possible in their state.

* India's fight against Covid-19 would be incomplete without the effort of the ambulance drivers, lab technicians and other such individuals.

* Take information and advice only from a reliable source during these times of Covid-19.

* We all know how difficult mentally it is to take care of ourselves, our family during disease. But our nursing staff in hospitals has to do this very job continuously, with so many patients at the same time.

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