New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation today.
His address comes against the backdrop of a bitter standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh where 20 Indian army personnel were killed in clashes on June 15 in Galwan Valley.
Also, the country will be entering ‘Unlock 2’ from July 1 for which guidelines were issued by the Union Home Ministry on Monday night, further easing the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus lockdown.
This would be the prime minister's sixth address to the nation since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Modi had last addressed the nation on May 12 when he had announced Rs 20-lakh-crore financial package to boost the economy recovering from coronavirus-induced lockdown.
In his recent interaction with the chief ministers, he had urged them to think about phase 2 of unlocking to boost the economy hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown.
Now, the country is in the phase one of 'unlock' and the month-long phase 2 begins on July 1.