PM Modi Mann Ki Baat: Time to be more careful, large parts of the economy now open | Highlights
On Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in his monthly radio program Mann Ki Baat, he said the country is opening up slowly and gradually to return to its normal condition amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. He also said that people in our country should be extra careful during this entire unlocking process as a large part of the economy is active now
He further informed that passenger trains, buses, and flights have resumed and Shramik Special trains are operational to ferry migrants back.
“Whether it’s the mandatory two yards distancing, wearing face masks or staying reception to the simplest extent possible, there should be no laxity on our part in complete adherence,” “With utmost precautions, flights have resumed; industry too is returning to normalcy; thus, opening up a serious segment of the economy. In such a scenario, we’d like to be even more alert and careful,” he said during his Mann Ki Baat session.
The Centre has allowed reopening of hotels and restaurants from June 8 within the fifth phase of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown which can last till June 30, as per fresh orders by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). As per a circular issued by the Home Ministry, hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality services will be allowed with effect from June 8, he added.
Work-from-home option – MHA in its guidelines has mentioned that work-from-home should be offered as far as possible.
Seva Bhakti- he also talked about the ‘Seva bhakti’ displayed by we Indians during this pandemic.
He also reminded us about the long journey that we have to follow to curb this coronavirus pandemic, he said, “the road ahead is a long one and we are fighting an epidemic about which little was previously known.”
He further talked about the Cyclone Amphan and its impact, he added: “India stands with Odisha and West Bengal and that people of these states have shown remarkable courage”.