Coronavirus: As the Covid-19 situation remains grim in the national capital and the debate over third wave still rages on, the adjoining Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has sounded an alert and has initiated random Covid-19 tests for people traveling between the Noida and Delhi.Also Read | Vaccine Update: Bharat Biotech Begins Phase 3 Trials Of Covaxin; Here Are the Latest Updates
The decision for random sampling came during an online meeting of senior administration and health department officials with District Magistrate Suhas LY on Tuesday amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi.
Random Covid-19 tests at Delhi-Noida border, know what it means:
An action plan has been initiated and the district magistrate has directed officials to form teams that would be deployed at Noida-Delhi borders at DND and Chilla to randomly check people coming from the national capital for the infection.
There will be no restriction on free movement of people between Noida and Delhi.
The random sampling will be done by a rapid antigen-based test.
As per the officials, a spike has been witnessed in Noida’s Covid-19 cases, mostly because of cross-border infection from areas like Delhi and others.
So, a random sampling of such people will be done and all institutions in Noida will be issued advisory to look out for symptomatic people, track them early and provide them with whatever treatment is required.
The DM has appealed to the people to follow all COVID-19 protocols like wearing masks or covers, practicing social distancing in public places and avoiding casual approach against the infection.
Covid-19 Cases in Delhi:
Delhi has recorded over one lakh new coronavirus cases and around 1,200 deaths between November 1 and November 16 while nearly 94,000 patients recovered during the same period, according to official data