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Festivals upon us, don't let your guard down against coronavirus: Modi

'If you are careless, walking out without a mask, then you are putting yourself and your family in trouble,' he says in address to the nation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets people before addressing the nation, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (PTI Photo/ Video grab)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets people before addressing the nation, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (PTI Photo/ Video grab)

BS Web Team New Delhi
India cannot afford to let its guard down against the coronavirus pandemic even though the number of cases are steadily decreasing, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

"Festivals are also upon us, but we must not forget that while the lockdown may have ended, the virus hasn't,” he said in his seventh televised address to the nation since he announced nationwide restrictions late March to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. The lockdown has since then been eased in phases from June, allowing businesses and public transport to resume.

"To give our lives some momentum, and to keep

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First Published: Oct 20 2020 | 6:19 PM IST

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