Source: NDTV Education
The Delhi Government will sponsor the education of children orphaned due to Covid-19, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has promised free education to the children while addressing a press conference today.
"I know many children who have lost both their parents. I want to tell them that I am still there. Do not consider yourself an orphan. The government will take care of their studies and upbringing," Mr. Kejriwal said.
In the past 24 hours, Delhi has recorded around 8,500 cases as against over 28,000 cases on April 20, and that the positivity rate has come down to 12 percent as against 36 percent on April 22. But the fight against the coronavirus has not ended and there is no room for leniency, the Chief Minister said in an online briefing.
Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh governments had previously announced financial support and free education for children whose parents died of Covid-19.