Delhi border with Noida, Ghaziabad to remain sealed

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Delhi border with Noida, Ghaziabad to remain sealed
Delhi border with Noida, Ghaziabad to remain sealed

New Delhi : Uttar Pradesh administration has announced that the Delhi border with Noida and Ghaziabad will remain sealed as the number of coronavirus cases coming from the national capital are continuously rising. This comes a day after the Centre announced more relaxation and allowed free inter and intra-state travel without requiring a special e-pass.

"The health department has reported that out of the total coronavirus cases detected in Noida in the last 20 days, 42 per cent have links to Delhi. After discussion with the health and police departments, it has been decided that status quo must be maintained at the Delhi-Noida border," the statement read.

The state administration also announced new set of guidelines for containment zoned in Lockdown 5. Unlike before, if an individual tower reports coronavirus cases, the entire society will not be sealed.

"In multi-storey residential buildings, only those towers that report coronavirus cases will be declared containment zones. If more than one tower report coronavirus cases, all of them will be considered containment zones; all the services like park, gym, swimming pool, banquet halls etc will also be considered to be under containment zones," it said.

In office buildings, the Noida guidelines said, the floor on which coronavirus cases are found will be sealed for 24 hours. The cost of sanitisation will be borne by the company. Shops will be allowed on an alternate basis.

All the remaining Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines will be implemented in Noida.