Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yet again warned the masses against being careless as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country despite extreme precautionary measures taken by the Centre and the state governments.

The PM, while addressing a gathering in Madhya Pradesh via video conferencing on Saturday, shared a slogan to highlight the significance of social distancing and masks in the fight against the illness until a vaccine is developed.

“Jab tak dawai nahi, tab tak dhilai nahi. Do gaj ki doori, mask hai jaroori (No carelessness till a medicine is found, mask and maintaining distance of two yards is necessary),” the PM said while addressing the virtual housewarming ceremony of 1.75 lakh houses built in rural parts of the state under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

The warning from the Prime Minister comes at a time when close to one lakh coronavirus cases are being reported daily across the country.

Earlier this month, India crossed Brazil to become the second worst-coronavirus hit county in the world. Some experts have said that the country is likely to cross the United States – which has the most number of coronavirus cases – in the next few months if the current rate of growth is not stemmed.