Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, today announced slew of measures to deal with the growing crisis caused by the novel coronavirus. He also said that the government had not imposed a lockdown for now, but would have to do if the need arises in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of the important announcements were-

1. Pension for elderly, widows, specially-abled being doubled in view of Covid-19.

2. 50 per cent buses won’t ply on Delhi roads during Janta curfew.

3. No lockdown in Delhi for now, but will have to do it if need arises.

4. 72 lakh people in Delhi get ration from fair price shops. Ration per person being increased by 50 per cent, will be provided free.

5. Food to be provided for homeless in Delhi’s night shelters.

Delhi has recorded 26 cases, with one death due to coronavirus. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 271 individuals have been confirmed positive with Covid-19.

PM Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with the CMs of all states via video conferencing to discuss measures to combat COVID-19 spread.

On Thursday, Modi laid emphasis on individual “determination” and “restraint through social distancing” in fighting the global pandemic and called for “Janata curfew” on March 22 to prepare for challenges of the future.

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