New Delhi: As the country enters a 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, many people have been in a plight over buying and eating food. Taking a step towards the community in such trying times, the Kejriwal government in Delhi was on Wednesday seen providing free meals at Rain Basera on Baba Kharak Singh Marg in the national capital. Also Read - Tika Utsav Day 1: Over 27 Lakh People Receive Coronavirus Vaccine Jabs Today
“No one will sleep hungry in the city,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said during a press briefing along with Lt Governor Anil Baijal earlier today. Also Read - Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh Have Faulty COVID-19 Measures: Govt
Earlier on Saturday, CM Kejriwal had announced that the government would be providing 72 lakh people free ration and double the pension money to ensure no one faces trouble amid the coronavirus crisis. Also Read - PSL 2021 Schedule: Despite COVID-19 Surge, Pakistan Super League to Resume From June 1
“Anyone can walk into these places and have meals. We don’t want anyone to suffer due to hunger,” he said in another tweet announcing free meals andnight shelters across the capital city.
Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a nationwide shutdown, people have been lining up at stores with a fear that they will run out daily needs. As a result, people who are visiting stores in times of need have to return empty hand as the stock is running dry.
The Delhi government has requested people to stop panicking and hoarding groceries. “I assure everyone that there will be no shortage of essential services,” Kejriwal said.
The Chief Minister also shared a helpline number to reach out to the police in case of difficulty. “If you face any difficulty you can call at this number – 23469536,” he said.