Rs 2500 pension and free education to children who lost parents in COVID-19

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Image: Twitter/ANI)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced a pension of Rs 2,500, free ration and education to the families suffering due to coronavirus impact on the national capital. Financial compensation will be given to the families whose primary breadwinner died because of the virus, and free education will be for children who lost both parents.

CM Kejriwal announced that poor families will get 10 kg free ration this month and those who lost their breadwinner will get pension of Rs 2,500 per month. Children who have lost their both parents will also get the similar amount till they are 25 years old.

The announcement comes a day after CM Arvind Kejriwal announced an extension in the lockdown despite decreasing number of coronavirus cases in the national capital.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Delhi reported 4,482 Covid-19 cases, the lowest single-day rise since April 5, and 265 fatalities, while the positivity rate dipped to 6.89 per cent, according to the latest health bulletin released by the city government.

The number of infections reported Tuesday is the lowest since April 5 when 3,548 people were diagnosed with the disease, according to government data.

Out of 24,305 hospital beds, 9,906 are vacant, according to the bulletin.