NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has set up over 500 hunger relief camps providing free food across the city for people who have been left stranded because of the 21-day lockdown imposed across the country to check the spread of coronavirus.
The camps are serving food twice in a day — lunch (12 pm to 3 pm) and dinner (6 pm to 9 pm).
On Friday, in a joint digital press conference with Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Kejriwal urged people belonging to states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Bengal, to return from the border.
He said the government has also set up “hunger relief centres” to serve free meals to the needy people in all districts.
In the wake of the lockdown to the combat the coronavirus threat, thousands of migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and other states have started returning to their home states.
Kejriwal said from Saturday the government will be serving lunch and dinner to nearly four lakh people at over 224 night-shelters, 325 schools and other locations.
(With inputs from agencies)