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After home-made mask, Modi opts for 'Gamcha' during address to countrymen

At the beginning of the speech, he greeted the nation with a namaskar with the 'gamcha' covering his mouth and nose. He later took it off while addressing the nation.

Published: 14th April 2020 11:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2020 11:33 AM   |  A+A-

PM Modi wearing a gamcha during his address to the country. (Photo | Twitter)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Tuesday was seen covering his mouth and nose with a traditional 'gamcha'.

Modi's 'gamcha' was a white colour with a red placed alongside a black and white pattern. At the beginning of the speech, he greeted the nation with a namaskar with the 'gamcha' covering his mouth and nose. He later took it off while addressing the nation.

Previously, in an interaction with the Chief Ministers of various states on Saturday, he was seen wearing a homemade mask as a precautionary measure against Coronavirus.

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