Narendra Modi

India PM Modi to address nation over coronavirus fears

India PM Narendra Modi has tweeted that he will address the nation about the country's preparedness to halt the coronavirus spread.

The address will start at 8pm local time (14:30GMT).

The country has reported at least 168 cases of coronavirus infection, and hundreds of people in different states are in quarantine facilities or in self isolation.

Schools and colleges are shut across the country and many states have banned large gatherings. But experts say that India needs to do more to stop the spread.

Mr Modi is likely to address those concerns in his speech.

India PM Narendra Modi
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India PM Narendra Modi