The Ministry of Finance will evaluate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on trade

NEW DELHI: It will hold a meeting on Tuesday to assess the outbreak and any disruption it presents to the country's trade or the Make in India initiative.

On the impact of #CoronavirusOutbreak and any interruption in #MakeinIndia or in the Indian export/import @FinMinIndia is scheduled to hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 18. Interested parties are welcome. If you cannot attend, send your contributions by email to [email protected], UniĆ³n Finance The minister tweeted on Sunday.

India is one of China's main trading partners in Asia and has a huge trade deficit with that country.

The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) rose to 1,665 on Saturday after the death of 142 more people, mainly in the most affected Hubei province, and confirmed cases jumped to 68,500.

The coronavirus outbreak in China provides an opportunity for India to expand its exports, said chief economic adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian last week.