This Friday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the family members of a sanitation worker who recently died of COVID-19. He handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to pay his respect towards the deceased worker. During his visit to North Delhi’s Majnu Ka Tilla area, Kejriwal said that sanitation worker Raju contracted the infection when he was on COVID-19 duty and died while serving the people of Delhi.
“We are proud of such ‘corona warriors’ who sacrifice their lives while saving the citizens of Delhi,” Kejriwal said. Chief Minister Kejriwal said that his government would provide all possible support & financial aid to Raju’s family.
On Thursday, Delhi reported 22 deaths due to coronavirus, the highest single-day rise since August 7. The city recorded 23 fatalities after progressing into a downward trend. The doubling rate of Covid-19 has gone up to over 100 days. The Delhi government disclosed that 29.1 percent of people who took part in the latest zero- prevalence survey had anti-bodies against COVID-19.
According to the latest figures, the national capital recorded 1,215 new coronavirus cases by the end of 24 hours, taking the tally to 1.57 lakh. The death toll from the disease has risen up to 4,257. The Delhi government credited Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘Delhi model’ for undertaking the COVID-19 situation. “Delhi’s position is much better than the rest of the country,” the statement read.