Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced an assistance for daily wage labourers and construction workers amid lockdown-like situation in the state owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. He said that that that Rs 1,000 each will be given to 15 Lakh daily wage labourers and 20.37 Lakh construction workers for them to be able to meet their day-to-day needs. Also Read - Trending News Today March 05, 2020: Yogi Govt to Launch 'One District, One Tree' In a Bid to Increase Green Cover in UP
“Rs 1000 each will be given 15 lakh daily wage labourers and 20.37 lakh construction workers to help them meet their daily needs,” Yogi said while addressing a press conference. Also Read - Will Not Allow Anyone to Abuse Cows in Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath
The UP CM also confirmed that a total of 23 people have been found to be infected with Coronavirus in his state. He said that nine people among them have recovered. Also Read - 'Flu is Not a Disease,' Yogi Adityanath Says as Swine Flu Cases Register a Rise in UP
Following the centre’s advisory to hospitals on creating isolation wards for future requirements, CM Yogi said that there are sufficient number of isolation wards in the state.
The Chief Minister also urged people to abide by the ‘Janata Curfew’ called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday 7 PM till 9 PM.
“We all must adhere to ‘Janta curfew’ called by the Prime Minister. All metro rail, state and city bus services in the state to remain closed tomorrow,” he asserted.
The government has reported 258 coronavirus cases from across the country so far.