Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the worsening coronavirus situation in the country this evening, his office tweeted.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the COVID-19 situation at 8:45 this evening," the PMO informed.
On Tuesday, India registered 1,761 Covid deaths in the last 24 hours, the biggest one-day spike, and over 2.59 lakh new cases.
This was sixth day that the country logged over 2 lakh cases.
Several badly-hit states have announced night curfews and other restrictions to stem the growth of the virus. Delhi, the worst-hit city in the country currently, has announced a complete lockdown for a week.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, is contemplating a complete lockdown. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will take a decision in this regard tomorrow.
Amid a spurt of coronavirus cases and massive shortages of hospital beds and oxygen in many parts of the country, PM Modi has been holding a flurry of meetings with the stakeholders.
On Monday, at a virtual interaction with doctors, PM Modi said vaccines were the biggest weapon in the fight against the coronavirus.
Shortly after the interaction, the centre opened the vaccination drive for all adults from May 1.
Today, PM Modi interacted with vaccine manufacturers and asked them to continuously scale up their production capacity to inoculate all Indians in the shortest possible time.
PM Modi said the private sector would play a more active role in the vaccination drive in the coming days.
He also assured all possible support and smooth approval process for the vaccine candidates which are currently under trial.