Centre to set-up Covid-19 Economic Response Task Force under Finance Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the government will soon set up Covid-19 Economic Task Force to handle economic challenges emerging due to the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.

MODIThe task force will be headed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and will ensure measures taken to curb the economic impact from Covid-19 outbreak are implemented.

In his nationwide address, Prime Minister Modi also talked about a self-imposed or ‘janata’ curfew on Sunday 22 March, appealing Indians to stay at home from 7 AM to 9PM.

Coronavirus pandemic is resulting into adverse implications on the economy. Governments around the globe are looking at required measures to deal with Coronavirus.

The economic activity has been deeply affected as advisories have been announced to encourage people from social distancing. Industries like travel and tourism, airlines and logistics are among the worst affected.

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