Arvind Kejriwal broadcasts free ration for card holders  |  Photo Credit score: ANI
New Delhi: All autorickshaw drivers and taxi drivers in Delhi shall be given Rs 5000 every by the Delhi govt in order that they get a little bit assist throughout this monetary disaster, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal introduced on Tuesday. He additionally introduced free ration to all ration card holders in Delhi for 2 months.
“All autorickshaw drivers and taxi drivers in Delhi shall be given Rs 5000 every by the Delhi authorities in order that they get a little bit assist throughout this monetary disaster,” Kejriwal stated. With these bulletins, over 1,56,000 autorickshaw drivers are anticipated to get a profit from the scheme. The free-ration scheme is anticipated to assist over 72 lakh individuals within the nationwide capital.
Lockdown won’t be wanted, hopes Kejriwal
Kejriwal, nevertheless, stated that the choice doesn’t imply that the restrictions imposed within the nationwide capital will final for 2 months. He additional hoped that the state of affairs in Delhi will enhance and a lockdown won’t be wanted’. The nationwide capital is below lockdown until Might 10 attributable to a steep rise within the variety of COVID-19 circumstances. On Monday, Delhi recorded the very best single-day rise within the variety of COVID-19 deaths.
In its day by day COVID-19 bulletin, the Well being Division stated that Delhi recorded 8,043 new coronavirus circumstances and 448 deaths within the final 24 hours. At present, the lively variety of circumstances in Delhi stands at 89,592. The cumulative caseload in Delhi is 12,12,989, together with 11,05,983 recoveries and 17,414 deaths.
Kejriwal had, on Monday held a evaluation tweeting with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and officers of the Well being Division. He had emphasised that the home-quarantine system within the metropolis wanted to be strengthened in order to ensure that beds in hospitals can be found for the needy and the crucial.