Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on Tuesday, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic adopted the traditional 'gamcha', which he used to cover his mouth and nose. Modi's 'gamcha' was of white colour with a red placed alongside a black and white pattern. Previously, as well, during his interaction with the Chief Ministers of various states on Saturday, PM Modi had worn a homemade mask as a precautionary measure against Coronavirus. He later took it off while addressing the nation.
In a major announcement, PM Modi announced that the nationwide lockdown is extended till May 3. A total number of 10,363 cases of novel Coronavirus have been reported in India. So far, 339 people have succumbed to the infection in the country, while 1,035 patients have been cured. There are 8,988 active cases in the country, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
#BREAKING | Till April 20, every state, district & locality will be closely monitored - how lockdown is being implemented & how effective it is against Covid. Those successful in containing hotspots - there essential relaxations may be given: PM Modi https://t.co/RZHKU3wOei pic.twitter.com/tK3LhAJlkH— Republic (@republic) April 14, 2020