In his opening remarks at a meeting with chief ministers and Lt Governors of 21 states and union territories, he said the economy is showing signs of improvement and encouraging us to move ahead.

He said as the economy opens up, people should not down their guard to protect themselves and their loved ones from the virus.

It is unimaginable to move out without a mask, Modi said urging people to follow social distancing norms.

He also said any death due to the virus is tragic.

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