- 72 lakh people in Delhi to get ration from fair price shops. Ration per person being increased by 50%, will be provided free, says Delhi CM
- 50% buses won’t ply on Delhi roads during Janta curfew, says Kejriwal
To contain coronavirus outbreak, no gathering with more than five people will be allowed, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday at a press conference.
As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that all press conferences of the Delhi government will be conducted digitally.
“All Delhi government press conferences will be conducted digitally now. It’s very important that all journalists, who are at the forefront of our battle against Corona, also protect themselves as they are in a high exposure environment,” Kejriwal tweeted.
50% buses won’t ply on Delhi roads during Janta curfew, said the CM. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged citizens to follow the concept of ‘Janta Curfew’ on March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm. He said that no one apart from those involved with essential services is supposed to venture out of their homes.
“Extremely concerned about daily wagers, labourers amid coronavirus crisis; don’t want anyone to sleep on an empty stomach,” said Kejriwal.
Pension for elderly, widows, specially-abled being doubled in view of coronavirus outbreak, said CM.
“Food to be provided for homeless in Delhi’s night shelters. 72 lakh people in Delhi get ration from fair price shops. Ration per person being increased by 50 pc, will be provided free,” Kejriwal further said.