Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday confirmed an ex-gratia of ₹50,000 to families in the capital that lost a member to Covid-19 disease.
Delhi CM also declared a monthly pension of ₹2,500, in addition to the ex-gratia, for households where its sole breadwinner died due to deadly virus.
Delhi CM quoted that if the husband dies, the pension will be given to the wife, if the wife dies it will be given to the husband. If an unmarried person dies, the pension will be given to her or his parents.
A further relief given to children who lost their parents in the Covid-19 disease spread, Kejriwal said that children whose both parents die either due to Covid-19 or with one parent already dead and the one succumbing to Covid-19 now will be given ₹2,500 monthly pension till they attain the age of 25 years.
The children who have lost their parents to Covid-19 will be provided free education by the Delhi government.
Explaining the scheme to financially aid the bereaved families, Kejriwal said that in the last 4-5 days the Delhi government ministers and officers verified ways to save money being spent by the authorities. This will help the citizens in the city-state who are reeling under the crisis.
Assisting families with ration cards, Kejriwal announced free ration for May up to 10kg. An initiative both by both the Delhi government and Centre.
The corona positivity rate has rather dropped to 6.89% from 8.42% on Monday, when the city had recorded 4,524 cases, the lowest since April 5.