Chandigarh, Nov. 28 -- The Chandigarh administration on Saturday announced Rs.50,000 ex gratia assistance to each of the families of residents who died due toCovid-19. As many as 820 Chandigarh residents have succumbed to the virus since the outbreak in March last year.

The decision has been taken in view of the Supreme Court's order in a case involving compensation to families of Covid-19 victims. The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will be disbursing the relief.

"The claimant will have to submit their application through a form to the DDMA along with specified documents, including the death certificate certifying the cause of death. The authority will ensure that the process of the claim verification, sanction and the fina...