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Random Covid-19 Test for Travelers from Delhi to Noida from Wednesday – Everything You Need to Know

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In an order approved Tuesday, people traveling from Delhi to Noida will be tested for Covid-19 symptoms on a random basis as the coronavirus disease outbreak has grown to an unforeseen scale in the national capital. .

The measure, seen as a combative measure amid the recent increase in Covid-19 cases, has been described as a useful measure to assess the spread of the viral contagion, as it would help to issue warnings to employers and organizations, where a large number of people work and travel between Noida and adjacent areas, officials said.

Here is everything you need to know about moving that affects Delhi-NCR residents:

– Random sampling will be done using a rapid antigen-based test.

– There will be no restrictions on the free movement of people between Noida and Delhi.

– Only a few randomly selected travelers will be tested under this drill and not all travelers.

– The decision was made due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar and is part of a comprehensive strategy to combat the pandemic that has returned in the district.

– Teams will be deployed at the Noida-Delhi borders in DND and Chilla to randomly check people coming from Delhi for Covid-19 infection.

– All institutions in Gautam Budhh Nagar will receive a notice to watch out for symptomatic people, track them early and provide them with the treatment they need, authorities said.

– People will have to follow all the protocols of Covid-19 such as wearing masks or covers, practicing social distancing in public places and avoiding casual approach against infection, officials have again appealed.

Delhi has recorded more than a lakh of 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.

The national capital has seen a surge in Covid-19 cases since October 28, when the daily increase surpassed the 5,000 mark for the first time and surpassed the 8,000 mark on November 11.

(With PTI inputs)

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