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Home / India News / Amid coronavirus outbreak, Chhattisgarh to deliver 40 days’ mid-day meals to parents at schools

Amid coronavirus outbreak, Chhattisgarh to deliver 40 days’ mid-day meals to parents at schools

A 24-year-old woman, who had recently returned to Raipur from London, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday morning, making her the first confirmed case in Chhattisgarh.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2020 11:05 IST
Ritesh Mishra
Ritesh Mishra
Hindustan Times, Raipur
Lentils and rice will be supplied to the parents of the children during the period when schools are closed due to coronavirus outbreak, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has said.
Lentils and rice will be supplied to the parents of the children during the period when schools are closed due to coronavirus outbreak, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has said.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only )

The Chhattisgarh government has announced it will provide mid-day meal for 40 days to the parents of all children at schools after they were closed till further orders to check the spread of the novel coronavirus in the state.

Highlights
  • The government will provide the mid-day meal to the parents for the next 40 days
  • A 24-year-old woman, who had recently returned to Raipur from London, tested positive for the novel coronavirus
  • The government is doing everything to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state, CM has said.

A 24-year-old woman, who had recently returned to Raipur from London, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday morning, making her the first confirmed case in the state.

Raipur district administration has locked down and sanitised the area, where the woman was living.

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“The mid-day meal will be provided to the parents for the next 40 days. Each child of primary school will be provided 4kg of rice grain and 800 grams of pulses while 6kg of rice and 1200 grams of lentils will be supplied to each child of higher secondary school,” chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Thursday.

Alok Shukla, principal secretary of the state’s school education department, said the parents can come to the schools on April 2 and April 3 to collect the meals.

The Chhattisgarh government imposed section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) on Thursday prohibiting the gathering of five or more people in all municipal areas of the state to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus after the first confirmed case of the infection was reported in Raipur.

Bhupesh Baghel said in a video message said that the state government is doing everything to contain the spread of the virus in Chhattisgarh.

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