Coronavirus: Sonia Gandhi urges people not to panic, pitches for relief package


Sonia Gandhi advised a number of measures to assist these affected due to the coronavirus and stated a complete, sector-wise relief package was required to be introduced by the federal government to assist these hit by its financial fallout.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi with daughter and social gathering General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. (File photograph: PTI)

Congress president Sonia Gandhi urged people on Saturday not to panic in view of the coronavirus outbreak and stated the nation will not bow down to this painful disaster.

She advised a number of measures to assist these affected due to the coronavirus and stated a complete, sector-wise relief package was required to be introduced by the federal government to assist these hit by its financial fallout.

In a press release, Gandhi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the federal government to enhance the variety of testing amenities throughout the nation and make public the main points of hospitals and medical amenities by a devoted portal.

She additionally pitched for a particular budgetary allocation for enhancing the amenities to fight the virus.

“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. A comprehensive, sector-wise relief package needs to be announced forthwith by the government, including necessary tax breaks, interest subvention and deferment of liabilities. For the salaried class, the government and the RBI must consider a deferment of EMIs,” the Congress chief stated.

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