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Coronavirus pandemic | PM Narendra Modi sets up a taskforce to tackle the crisis

The taskforce will be headed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

March 20, 2020 / 09:00 AM IST

Addressing the nation on concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak, PM Narendra Modi on March 19 said that a task force will be set up to tackle the after-effects of the pandemic.

The taskforce will be headed by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.


Sitharaman will hold the first meeting of COVID – 19 Economic Response Taskforce on March 20. She will be meeting ministers from animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries, civil aviation, MSMEs and tourism.

However, the finance ministry is yet to provide details on the composition of the taskforce.

Click here to see what the PM had to say about the coronavirus outbreak

"The taskforce will work on ways to reduce economic difficulties. It will be in constant contact with all stakeholders. The taskforce will ensure all decisions are taken to tide over the economic crisis," PM Modi said in a televised address to the nation.