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 - Can You Catch Coronavirus From Fruits And Vegetables?
“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 - Light Candles, Diya on April 5 For 9 Minutes at 9 PM: Full Text of PM Modi’s Video Message to Nation on COVID-19
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 - #BanTikTokinIndia Trends After Video of Republican Senator Goes Viral Claiming China Has All Data
“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.