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Coronavirus: Rs 25 lakh compensation for Guj frontline staff

Coronavirus: Rs 25 lakh compensation for Guj frontline staff
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Ahmedabad, Apr 5 () The Gujarat government onSunday announced Rs 25 lakh compensation in case santitationand health workers, revenue and food supplies staff, fairprice shop owners died of the coronavirus infection whileworking in the frontline to combat the outbreak.

The announcement was made by Ashwani Kumar, secretaryto Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

Earlier, a similar compensation package was announcedfor police personnel.

"Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has taken a decision thatafter police personnel, kin of sanitary and health workers ofmunicipal corporations and municipalities who die in the lineof duty due to coronavirus will get Rs 25 lakh. The benefithas also been extended to staff and officers of revenue andfood supplies departments as well as owners of fair priceshops," he said.

Addressing a press conference, Kumar said the stategovernment has distributed 45,000 N-95 masks to privatedoctors through the Indian Medical Association.

It has also lifted a moratorium on cotton ginning andoil mills and allied industries so that they can functionduring the lockdown in place for the virus outbreak.

Movement of materials related to the industry willalso be allowed, Kumar told reporters. KA PDBNM BNM



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