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Coronavirus: Delhi Police distributes food packets to slum-dwellers amid lockdown

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi Police on Thursday distributed food packets to slum-dwellers in West Delhi amid the lockdown and educated them about the precautions to be taken in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.

Approximately 1,000 food packets were distributed with the help of an NGO in slum clusters of West Delhi's Raghubir Nagar and Ghondewala Mandir, they said.

With the help of NGO "Ek Noor" and peace committee members, the police officials of West district initiated a campaign for distribution of food, water and sanitisation in the slum area, a senior police official said.

As part of the campaign, the slum dwellers and the people on the roadside were also educated about hygiene and precautions to be taken in the wake of COVID-19 breakout, he said.

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First Published: Thu, March 26 2020. 14:12 IST