Lockdown 4.0 from 18th May | Key Takeaways from PM Modi’s Speech

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

PM Modi's Address to the Nation: Key Takeaways: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in the evening of the 9th day of the Lockdown 3.0 through the live message.

During this session, he emphasized the fact that in the post-corona world, we have to rely on ourselves. We have to keep growing while fighting this tough situation. The social distancing norms and other safety norms must be followed, but that should not tear our lives apart. 

Here are the major takeaways from the session. We have also included all the older takeaways as well, so that you can stay updated while keeping on the track, and understand the situation correctly. Stay with us!

Lockdown 4.0 from 18th May | Key Takeaways from PM Modi's Speech

Let us have a look at the key takeaways from PM Modi's Video Message Addressed to the nation on 12th May 2020:PM Modi lists 5 pillars of self-reliant India: Economy, infrastructure, technology-based system, vibrant demography, and demand

  • PM Modi, today, drew the attention of everyone towards the self-reliance of the country. In addition he mentioned 5 pillars of self-reliant India: Economy, infrastructure, technology-based system, vibrant demography, and demand
  • To aid the way towards the self-reliance, PM announces 20 Lakh crore economic package that is equal to 10% of India's GDP
  • Land, labour, liquidity and laws will be in focused under this package
  • As per PM Modi, the Special Economic Package will have something for every section
  • There also was a very brief announcement regarding Lockdown 4.0 that it will come with new rules and regulations
  • Also, people will get the details about both the financial package and the next version of lockdown by 18th of this month

Let us have a look at the key takeaways from PM Modi's Video Message Addressed to the nation on 5th April 2020:

  • He urged the citizens to express solidarity with each other by switching off their lights and light diyas/candles/torch for 9 minutes at 9 pm on Sunday, April 5, 2020
  • The Prime Minister also stressed on the fact that people should not flout social distancing norms and stay inside during the exercise
  • The Prime Minister said that this move will show that all 130 crore Indians are united in the fight against the outbreak.
  • His main objective was to assure those who are in despair or feel lonely during the lockdown by saying that "You are not alone". 
  • The Prime Minister praised the way citizens came together during the 'Janata Curfew' on March 22, 2020, to pay gratitude to the people fighting against the outbreak, especially the healthcare professionals.
  • He reiterated that ringing of bells and clanging of utensils at 5 pm on March 22 had shown the unity among Indians amid this challenging time
  • The Prime Minister stated that people have shown great discipline and service during the lockdown period

Aarogya Setu APP

  • The Government of India has launched its official tracking App named Aarogya Setu
  • The app has been developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology through Public-Private Partnership under the guidance of NIC in just over four days
  • The app uses smartphones’ location data and Bluetooth to see if a user has been near an infected person
  • The app will share user data with the government in case anyone has been in contact with a person who has tested positive for the outbreak
  • The app’s privacy policy makes it clear that user data will not be shared with third-parties
  • Aarogya Setu App is available for free on iOS and Android, the app is accessible in 11 languages and the idea behind is to reach out to users informing them about risks of infection, best practices, and relevant medical advisories

Let us have a look at the key takeaways from PM Modi's address on 25th March 2020 to the nation :

  • The 21-day lockdown is necessary to break the cycle of transmission of the outbreak.
  • Social distancing is the only weapon at hand which can help in combating the spread of the virus.
  • Social distancing is valid until 14 April 2020 with effect from 25.03.2020. Stay at home and do not move out no matter what.
  • He showed a placard with lines 'को- कोई, रो- रोड पर,  ना- न निकले' which advises people not to go out on roads to keep the infection from spreading.
  • The national lockdown is a necessary step to keep them away. The lockdown comes with a hefty price that a nation is paying to save each and every life. 
  • The central govt has proposed a provision of Rs. 15000 crore for increasing the testing facilities for the outbreak, personal protective equipment, isolation beds, ICU beds, ventilators.
  • The central govt. also initiated medical and paramedical staff training to handle the reported cases and treat them.
  • All the State govts should give priority to the healthcare facility. 
  • Keep away from any sort of rumours or superstitions. Kindly follow the directives and suggestions given in the public interest by the govt and medical facility.
  • Do not take any medicine without medical supervision.
  • The supply of essential commodities will continue.

Here are the key takeaways from PM Modi's address on 19th March 2020 to the nation:

  1. The practice of Social Distancing from Today.
  2. Only go out for "essential services – medical, food, police, etc.
  3. People above the age of 65, should avoid going out at all.
  4. Observe "Janta Curfew" on Sun, Mar 22 from 7 AM to 9 PM. This is a practice drill for times to come.
  5. If your workers cannot come to work due to lockdown, don't cut their salaries. Show some compassion and empathy.
  6. Help reduce pressure on doctors.
  7. Postpone all non-emergency appointments (doctor visit for a routine check-up, surgery, tests, etc) by at least one month.
  8. No need to do Panic Buying. All the essential items e.g. food, medicine will not run out of stocks.
  9. Constitution of Covid19 Economic Response Task Force in order to fight the economic crisis during the outbreak pandemic.
  10. Thanks, doctors, police, transportation, delivery boys, cleaners, maids, etc by clapping in your balcony at 5 PM on Sun, Mar 22.

These were the key takeaways from PM Modi's address to the nation.

(outbreak) Cases in India

India's total number of active outbreak cases rose to 70,756 as of May 12, 2020, increasing the challenge of the states that are struggling with a large number of cases including Maharashtra, Gujrat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. Around 22,455 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.Thanks

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