Bengaluru, March 30 : The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Karnataka chapter has set up a task force to work with the government to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

"The CII has created a task force to work closely with the state government against the corona spread and assured of support on the ground," said the industry body in a statement.

CII Karnataka will donate medicines, personal protective gears, diagnostic kits and financial support in this regard.

A delegation of the trade body, led by Chairman Sandeep Singh and Vice Chairman Ramesh Ramudarai, met with state Chief Secretary T.M. Vijay Bhaskar and shared an industry report that points to Covid impact on each sector of state economy and recommended measures to address those challenges.

The Industries Commissioner held a meeting with e-commerce companies to understand their operations and help them in their operations during lockdown.

Aiming to smoothen the movement and operations of companies allowed to function during the 21-day nationwide lockdown from March 24 midnight, the trade body is extending help across the state.

CII Karnataka has also set up a fund for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) to tackle the situations emanating from corona outbreak.

MSMEs and exports are an area of priority and policy advocacy for the trade body.

"The CII has set up a helpline for assisting its members and connecting them to the departments concerned for their queries," said the statement.

The industry body's website is relaying updates to help its members and others dealing with similar issues.

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