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Delhi CM Kejriwal announces Rs 50,000 ex gratia for families with a COVID death

Delhi CM Kejriwal announces Rs 50,000 ex gratia for families with a COVID death

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced Rs 50,000 ex gratia for the families that have had a Covid death, a move aimed at offering monetary relief to the bereaved.

He said an ex-gratia amount of Rs 50,000 will be provided to families who have lost members to COVID-19. “Rs 2,500 will be provided to children who lost both their parents to the virus. They would also receive free education," the Delhi CM said. He also announced pension for families that have lost their sole breadwinners.

"If husband dies, pension will be given to the wife, if wife dies it will be given to the husband. If an unmarried person dies, the pension will be given to his/her parents," the chief minister said.