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Indian States Announce Relief Measures for Workers, Poor

  • Day laborers and construction workers will get financial aid
  • India preparing nationwide measures for virus-affected sectors
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India’s Uttar Pradesh state will pay workers to help them meet daily needs as the country tries to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said.

Bordering the national capital of New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populous state with around 200 million inhabitants. It will distribute 1,000 rupees per month to over 3.5 million day laborers and constructions workers, Adityanath said in a broadcast posted to his Twitter account.