Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation today. Taking to Twitter, the PMO announced on Monday that PM Modi will speak at 5 pm.
PM Modi has said that the government would take back control of Covid-19 vaccination from the states and provide free vaccines to all in the next two weeks.
“75% of vaccination will be free and under the Centre, 25% will be paid and by private hospitals,” PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister also announced free ration for the poor under Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana till Diwali.
The Prime Minister’s address to the nation today comes at a time when India registered its lowest Covid-19 infections in two months with 1 lakh fresh cases. The daily Covid-19 death toll has also come down while the number of active cases in the country has decreased to 14 lakh.