Delhi-Noida Border To Remain Sealed

by Suchismita Pal
Delhi-Noida Border To Remain Sealed

The Gautam Budh Nagar Administration had recently received a report from the health department which stated that about 42 percent of Noida’s coronavirus cases detected in the last 20 days have links to Delhi. After discussing with the police and health departments, the district administration has decided that it will keep the Delhi-Noida border closed for now. Cross-border movement between Delhi and Noida has been banned since 21st April 2020 to combat the spread of the virus.

Delhi-Noida Border To Remain Closed, Activities Will Be Permitted As Per The MHA Guidelines

The Noida administration has notified that the Delhi-Noida border will continue to remain closed. The administration will permit all activities allowed by the Ministry of Home Affairs or state guidelines. Prohibition of activities will also be in accordance with the MHA or state orders. In multi-storey buildings, only the towers that report cases will be declared as containment zones.

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The Updated MHA Guidelines

As per the new MHA guidelines, all activities will resume outside the containment zones across states in a phased manner. These new guidelines will be in effect from 1st June, 2020 to 30th June, 2020. In phase one, religious places, restaurants, hotels, shopping malls and other hospitality services will open up from 8th June. The Home Ministry might open up schools and colleges in July only after consulting with the states or union territories. Some activities that will continue to remain suspended in the country are operations of international flights, metro, cinema halls, gyms, bars, swimming pools, etc. Social, political and religious gatherings will also be prohibited for now. There won’t be any restrictions in inter-state or intra-state movements unless it is proposed by a particular state or UT.

Delhi-Noida Border
Picture Credits: ANI

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The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Delhi is now about 18,549 will nearly 1163 new cases. The death toll has reached 416. Noida has recorded around 7445 confirmed cases with about 201 deaths. With nearly 50,000 cases in the last seven days, India has now reached the 7th spot in global tally. The nation also recorded the highest one-day surge in cases on 31st May with nearly 8380 new infections. As the lockdown restrictions have eased down, you’ll be able to step out now. But always remember to wear your face mask, carry a hand sanitizer and keep a safe distance from others.