“We know people will face difficulties, but lockdown is necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus,” the chief minister said.
Kejriwal said the government was also doubling the monthly pension of 250,000 widows, 500,000 senior citizens and one lakh differently-abled persons. “These beneficiaries come from poor families and would get hit the hardest because of the spread of coronavirus,” Kejriwal said. Widows and the differently-abled currently get Rs 2,500, and senior citizens get Rs 2,000, while those above 70 get Rs 2,500 as pension. Moreover, the Delhi
CM announced that all homeless will be given free food, lunch and dinner at night shelters run by the state government.