Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, on May 1, announced that the Government of Delhi has decided to double the amount of free ration being distributed among people. Therefore, the Government will be distributing 10 kg ration per month against 5 kg, he added.
Also, addressing the issue of Delhi students stranded in Rajasthan, the CM said, “Many students from Delhi had been studying in Kota and they had been waiting to come back to their city. But, we could not take any action without approval from the Centre. The Centre has allowed the movement now, and around 40 private buses will be leaving for Kota.”
The CM also mentioned that the Government is in talks with the states on the status of stranded migrant workers. There is regular communication ongoing with the states in terms of movement of stranded workers in Delhi to Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar and a final plan pn tghe same will be rolled out soon, he added.
Kejriwal also spoke about the COVID-19 testing conducted in the capital, he said that out of the 3,515 COVID-19 cases in Delhi, 1,100 had recovered and had been discharged from the hospitals and also the testing rate had increased in Delhi. As many as 59 people have lost their lives and still there are 2,362 active cases in Delhi, Kejriwal added.
According to the CM, there are 2,300 tests per 1 million people being conducted in the city, as compared to the country’s average, which is 500 tests per 1 million people. He said that this seems like the cases are rising in Delhi but the better part is that the infected people are recovering. The rate of recovery is increasing, added the CM.