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Delhi govt starts distributing ration for next month

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 28-03-2020 14:03 IST | Created: 28-03-2020 14:03 IST
Delhi govt starts distributing ration for next month

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said the city government has started distributing ration for the next month in the wake of the 21-day lockdown. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced last week that those receiving ration from fair-price shops would get 50 per cent extra for the next month.

"The Delhi government has started distributing ration for the next month. 7.5 kg per person, which means one-and-a-half times more than the normal," Sisodia said in a tweet in Hindi. There are around 72 lakh beneficiaries of the public distribution system in the national capital.

According to the Union Health Ministry, 39 coronavirus cases have so far been reported in Delhi. The number of COVID-19 cases in India climbed to 873 on Saturday with the death toll rising to 19.


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