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FICCI and ASSOCHAM support extension of nationwide lockdown 

Updated: April 15, 2020 3:34 pm
Industry body FICCI and ASSOCHAM have supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi for extending the nationwide lockdown till 3rd May for saving each and every people from the unprecedented pandemic, COVID-19.

In a statement, FICCI said, Indian industry will comply with all the directions given by the Prime Minister and looks forward to the detailed guidelines on working of units in essential goods and services.

FICCI President Sangita Reddy said, the Prime Minister has been a source of great inspiration for all of us and has coalesced people from all walks of life together in this hour of crisis. She said, FICCI fully supports the decision and it is in the interest of the nation to extend the lockdown for some more time and plan for a graded opening up.

She said that the strong and timely measures and an integrated approach taken by the government including the 21-days national lockdown greatly helped in keeping the growth of this pandemic under control.

ASSOCHAM Secretary General Deepak Sood said, Prime Minister call to the people and the state and local authorities to strictly enforce the lockdown till 20th April for qualifying to get relaxation is a double-edged tool for effective results.

He said, the Prime Minister concern for the most vulnerable sections of the society and the agriculture is highly appreciated and would help revive the economy after Coronavirus is gone.

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