Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted that he will address the nation at 6 pm today.
“Will be sharing a message with my fellow citizens at 6 pm this evening,” PM Modi wrote, urging citizens to tune in.
PM Modi did not specify but many speculated that his address could be on the coronavirus situation on the verge of festivals across the country.
India’s COVID-19 tally is close to 76 lakhs but for the first time in nearly three months, the country recorded less than 50,000 new cases in a day.
There were 46,790 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, which took the country’s overall cases to 75,97,063, according to data shared by the Health Ministry this morning.
आज शाम 6 बजे राष्ट्र के नाम संदेश दूंगा। आप जरूर जुड़ें।
Will be sharing a message with my fellow citizens at 6 PM this evening.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 20, 2020
The last time new Covid cases were less than yesterday’s 24-hour tally was on July 23, when India recorded 45,720 cases.
The government recently said the country has crossed its coronavirus peak as its daily average cases have tapered to 50,000-60,000 against a high of more than 90,000 daily cases logged in mid-September.
PM Modi said India has one of the highest recovery rates because it was one of the first countries to adopt a flexible lockdown. He added that the country is already working on putting a well-established vaccine delivery mechanism in place.