COVID-19 second wave: Financial help? Check this BIG announcement from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

ZeeBiz WebTeam | May 14, 2021, 04:37 PM IST

COVID-19 news update: In a major step, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the AAP government will extend financial help to families which have lost their earning members to the deadly COVID-19 virus. Delhi government will bear the cost of education and the upbringing of children orphaned by the pandemic

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Delhi COVID-19

Delhi COVID-19

Addressing a virtual press conference, CM Kejriwal said the number of fresh COVID-19 cases has come down to around 8,500 and the positivity rate has dipped to around 12 percent. But the fight against the coronavirus has not ended and there is no room for leniency.

 

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Delhi Government

Delhi Government

 "I know many children who have lost both their parents. I want to tell them that I am still there. Do not consider yourself an orphan. The government will take care of their studies and upbringing. I know elderly citizens who have lost their children. They depended on their earnings. I want to tell them that their son (Kejriwal) is alive. The government will help all such families who have lost their earning members," Kejriwal was quoted as saying by Zee Media Bureau. Source: Reuters

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ICU beds

ICU beds

Around 3,000 beds for coronavirus patients have become available in the last 10 days. However, ICU beds remain almost full, Kejriwal said. "We have been working in this direction. Around 1,200 more ICU beds are being prepared. More oxygen beds are being added and oxygen cylinders being procured," the chief minister said. Reuters Photo

 

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Delhi COVID-19 cases

Delhi COVID-19 cases

The national capital had reported 10,489 new cases and 308 more fatalities on Thursday while the positivity rate stood at 14.24 per cent, according to the health department said. Reuters photo

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India COVID-19 cases

India COVID-19 cases

According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry on Friday, India reported 3,43,144 new COVID-19 cases, 3,44,776 discharges and a total of 4,000 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of new cases stood at 3,62,727 on Thursday morning. IANS Photo