New delhi, June 1 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Union government was taking measures to restart most economic activities, but added a note of caution that people cannot be complacent and must take more precautions against the coronavirus.

Social distancing, the use of masks and washing hands are not just important for personal safety and hygiene, but also a service to the country, Modi said in his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat, after the Union home ministry issued guidelines on Saturday to restart economic activity in a phased manner.

"Covid-19 is very much there and we cannot be complacent. Keep fighting. Wear masks. Wash hands. Take all other precautions. Every life is precious," Modi said.

The prime mini...