New Delhi, April 26 -- Dubbing India's fight against the covid-19 pandemic as people driven, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday strongly urged people to stay away from the assumption that the virus will not reach their state, cities, and colonies.

Addressing the monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat, Modi said that masks will become part of the daily lives of the people in the coming days and it was time for people to realise that spitting in public places was not only against cleanliness and basic hygiene but also a health hazard.

"Look around, you will see how India has taken up a people-drive battle against covid-19. India's fight against covid-19 is people-driven. Every Indian is a soldier in this fight. India is a country which...