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India’s premier urges residents to keep wearing face masks

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected visit Sunday to a Colombo church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks on his first trip to neighbouring Sri Lanka since his election triumph.

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Friday, urged people not to be complacent in following the COVID-19 protocol, particularly wearing a face mask when outside their homes.

In his address to the nation, Modi said the country had overcome the pandemic to a large extent by administering over 1 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, which he considered a milestone.

Greeting people amid the incoming festive season, the prime minister said that everyone should continue to follow the COVID-19 protocol, including wearing face masks.

“Just like we put on footwear while going out of our houses, we also need to make a habit of wearing face-masks while stepping out of homes,” he said.

According to the prime minister, there is a sense of optimism and positivity in the country presently.

“With new start-up unicorns, real estate sector booming and the Indian companies getting record investments, there is a sense of positivity and optimism in the country now,” he said.

He called on Indians to buy made-in-India products in the festive season when celebrating the festival of lights, Diwali next month.

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