New Delhi, India: CM Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of New Delhi, met the family of a sanitation worker that died after contracting the coronavirus while working to hand over a cheque of ₹ 1 Crore as financial assistance to them.
Raju, the worker, died after contracting the virus while working amidst the pandemic.
Kejriwal went to Majnu Ka Tilla area in North Delhi to hand over the cheque to the family of the sanitation worker.
CM Kejriwal said that Raju contracted the infection when he was working on COVID-19 duty.
Talking about Raju, CM Kejriwal said:
He died while serving the people. We are proud of all such COVID warriors.
Kejriwal wore a mask to the family of the victim when he handed over the check to them, making sure that everyone was safe.
According to reports, over 30 sanitation workers have died in New Delhi after being infected with the deadly disease.
Authorities say that the sanitation workers were exposed to the disease while they were performing their duties amidst the pandemic.
Over 50,000 people have died in India from the deadly disease.
The MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) announced that the families of the sanitation workers will be getting financial aid.
However, most of the families said that they are struggling to get them.
Sanitation workers of the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) said that they do not receive protective equipment from the authorities.
The staff of the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) said that they only got face masks, but no other equipment.