PM Modi to address the nation tonight: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 pm today on the coronavirus outbreak. He will address the nation on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19, the Prime Minister said in a tweet. “Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19,” Modi tweeted.

This is the second time in a week when the prime minister will address the country on coronavirus. Nearly 500 coronavirus cases have been reported in India so far, according to data released by the health ministry today.

In his previous address to the nation on Thursday, the Prime Minister had urged people to follow a ‘Janta Curfew’ on Sunday which was, by and large, a success as citizens remained indoors. As of now, almost the entire country is under lockdown to restrict public movement in a bid to break the chain of transmission of coronavirus.

Amid the total lockdown in many states and an increase in novel coronavirus positive cases in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he will address the nation again at 8 pm on Tuesday. The Prime Minister will speak on issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is Modi’s second address to countrymen in less than a week as India is ramping up efforts to curtail the spread of the highly contagious virus. “Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19,” a tweet by the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, India’s total coronavirus positive cases rose to 511, with ten deaths across the country, 24 cases of cured patients.

Modi cautioned that India could not be immune to the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus. He said social distancing was very important at such times.

Prime Minister Modi will also communicate with the people of his Lok Sabha constituency — Varanasi – on March 25 to discuss the situation arising out of coronavirus pandemic.

The number of coronavirus positive patients in India rose to 471 on Monday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

The Central government has taken several steps to contain the spread of the virus, including the stoppage of all incoming passenger traffic on 107 immigration check posts at all airports, seaports, land ports, rail ports, and river ports.

The Indian Railways has also canceled all passenger train operations till March 31.