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People travelling from Delhi to Noida ill have random COVID tests.

By Ishank Katyal

Due to increasing cases of COVID- 19 in Delhi and Noida, there will be a random sampling from the incoming commuters in the traffic without any inconvenience caused in Delhi-Noida border from Wednesday, the administration of Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh said.

There will be no restriction for the free movement of the people between Noida and Delhi, said LY Suhas, a District Magistrate of health department.

“In view of the rising cases of coronavirus in Delhi, 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,” said Suhas.

“This rise has been due to cross border infection from the areas like Delhi and others. So, a random sampling will be done and all institutions in the city will be issued advisory to look out for symptomatic people, track them early and provide them with whatever treatment is required,” he added.

It is clarified that only few randomly selected commuters will be tested, and not all the commuters.

LY Suhas also requested people to follow the safety guidelines like wearing masks, use hand sanitisers and maintaining social distancing to avoid the virus spread.

The random sampling will be done by a rapid antigen- based test, the DM said.

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