Covid-19: UP CM Yogi Adityanath says daily wage workers to get Rs 1,000 per day
ttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath says the state government will give lakhs of daily wage labourers and construction workers Rs 1,000 per day to meet their needs.
The announcement comes as India races to contain the spread of the new coronavirus disease, Covid-19. Over 270 people have been infected so far, and four have died.
At a Saturday news conference, Yogi Adityanath said there were 23 cases in Uttar Pradesh. Nine people have recovered, he said.
Around a sixth of all Covid-19 patients become seriously ill, according to the World Health Organisation.
The elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions like heart disease are at greater risk.
Depending on location, estimates of the death rate have ranged from less than 1% to as much as 4%.
The global death toll recently crossed 10,000.
Thereis no approved vaccine or specific anti-viral treatment yet for Covid-19, only supportive care.
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