Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman may announce a special package and other measures to deal with the economic impact of COVID-19, which has forced majority of states in the country to impose lockdowns.

“Even as we are readying an economic package to help us through the Corona lockdown (on priority, to be announced soon) I will address the media at 2pm today, specifically on statutory and regulatory compliance matters. Via video conference,” Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman said in a tweet on Tuesday.’



Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation, second time in a week. His address on 8.00 pm will be based on the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19,” Modi tweeted.



In his previous address, on March 19, he had announced formation of a task force headed by Sitaraman.

(With input from agencies)