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06 April 2020 Current Events PM's 9 pm 9 min Appeal Makes Holes in the Primary Intention of the Lockdown

Rules are broken amidst the 21 days nationwide lockdown in some parts of India as a call to Prime Minister Modi's 9-minute lights out to show country's "collective resolve" to fight Coronavirus (Coronavirus in India - Just Facts). On Friday, PM urged people to switch off lights and stand at their balconies with lit lamps, diyas or torches on April 5 at 9 pm, however, he indeed mentioned performing the activity from their balconies. However, in many parts of the country, people took to the roads in large groups and processions, blowing holes in the intention behind the lockdown. Member of the Telangana legislative assembly from BJP burned torch and chanted for "Chinese Virus" to go away. Another such procession took place in Azamgarh, UP breaching the strictly imposed lockdown. People in many parts of the country also burst firecrackers, bringing the improved air quality down to a great extent. 


PM Narendra Modi Addressed the Nation through a Video Message on Friday
On a video message today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to people to light candles, lamps or mobile flashlights on Sunday at 9 pm to show solidarity with each other in this crucial time of Coronavirus pandemic. This is PM's first message after declaration of 21 days lockdown as a measure to curb spreading of Covid-19 in the country which came on the 9th day of the nationwide lockdown. And since the pandemic, this was PM's third address to the nation; in the first, he called for one-day Janata curfew, following a nationwide lockdown announcement came on March 24. As per an India today report, the total number of Covid-19 cases surges past 2,300.




PM's 9 pm 9 min Appeal Makes Holes in the Primary Intention of the Lockdown

Rules are broken amidst the 21 days nationwide lockdown in some parts of India as a call to Prime Minister Modi's 9-minute lights out to show country's "collective resolve" to fight Coronavirus (Coronavirus in India - Just Facts). On Friday, PM urged people to switch off lights and stand at their balconies with lit lamps, diyas or torches on April 5 at 9 pm, however, he indeed mentioned performing the activity from their balconies. However, in many parts of the country, people took to the roads in large groups and processions, blowing holes in the intention behind the lockdown. Member of the Telangana legislative assembly from BJP burned torch and chanted for "Chinese Virus" to go away. Another such procession took place in Azamgarh, UP breaching the strictly imposed lockdown. People in many parts of the country also burst firecrackers, bringing the improved air quality down to a great extent. 

PM Narendra Modi Addressed the Nation through a Video Message on Friday
On a video message today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to people to light candles, lamps or mobile flashlights on Sunday at 9 pm to show solidarity with each other in this crucial time of Coronavirus pandemic. This is PM's first message after declaration of 21 days lockdown as a measure to curb spreading of Covid-19 in the country which came on the 9th day of the nationwide lockdown. And since the pandemic, this was PM's third address to the nation; in the first, he called for one-day Janata curfew, following a nationwide lockdown announcement came on March 24. As per an India today report, the total number of Covid-19 cases surges past 2,300.



India's Number of Positive Coronavirus Cases Rising Sharply

The number of positive Coronavirus cases in India is rising sharply every day. On Wednesday, as many as 388 new infections were reported in the country (COVID-19 India Live Updates). With the new cases, the total number of positive cases stands at 1,965 as on 11:45 pm on Wednesday as per TOI. Tamil Nadu registered three new cases on Wednesday, whereas the number of cases doubled in Andhra Pradesh overnight. Mumbai, on the other hand, recorded six new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. However, confirmation is yet to be given by the local authorities. Delhi has also got its single-day high with 32 cases; although the pace of the spread is slower in the state, unlike Maharashtra.




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