New Delhi: Briefing media on the COVID-19 rescue plan for the migrant workers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that his government can feed at least 4 lakh people from today onwards. “We are also distributing food in over 500 schools and 238 night shelters,” Kejriwal said. Also Read - Kejriwal to Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic With 35 World's City Leaders at Global C40 Meet
“Our flying squads are patrolling in each district and distributing food packets to the needy. From tomorrow the distribution process will be carried out smoothly & food will reach everywhere,” he asserted. Also Read - Arvind Kejriwal Assures CMs Over Migrants, Says 'Will do Everything Possible to Help Them'
“Kejriwal I have asked MLAs to request migrant workers to not leave Delhi as we have made arrangements for all. I will appeal that initiative of lockdown taken by PM is necessary to contain this epidemic. If people will migrate then COVID-19 cases will rise,” the Chief Minister added. Also Read - Factories, Shops of Essential Items Can Run 24X7 in Delhi, Says Arvind Kejriwal
On Friday, Kejriwal had assured his counterparts from all the states that people from their states, who had to come to live in Delhi, were the responsibility of his government, and that he will do everything in his capacity to help them.
Notably, in the wake of the announcement of the lockdown, videos have emerged from various parts of the country, including Delhi, of migrant workers leaving on foot for their home states as public transport has been closed due to the lockdown.