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Country-wide lockdown? Know what Sitharaman tells business and Chamber leaders!

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Country-wide lockdown? Know what Sitharaman tells business and Chamber leaders!

New Delhi: With migrant workers once again crowding the public transportation centres like railway stations and bus terminals in fear of another Coronavirus induced lockdown, the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reached out to industry associations to reassure them that the government has no plan to impose another such lockdown.

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Sitharaman on April 19 held a telephonic meeting with various business and Chamber leaders and took their inputs on industry and association-related matters.

Taking to Twitter, Sitharaman said that she informed the leaders that the Central government is responding to COVID-19 management at various levels and is working together with states for lives and livelihoods.

The Finance Minister tweeted, “Spoke on telephone with each of the following business/Chamber leaders. Took their inputs on industry/Association related matters. Informed them that GoI at various levels from @PMOIndia is responding to #Covid management. Working together with states for lives and livelihoods.”

The leaders who spoke to the Finance Minister included Kotak Mahindra Bank CEO Uday Kotak, Uday Shankar from Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Deb Mukherjee from Bengal Chamber of Commerce, T R Parasuraman from Bangalore Chamber of Commerce and Pawan Munjal from Hero MotoCorp.

Notably, the second wave of COVID-19 has taken India’s total caseload to over 1.50 crore, as per the Union Health Ministry data showed on Monday morning. The country recorded 2,73,810 lakh new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours with 1,619 fatalities, highest ever deaths in a single day.

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