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UP govt to test people coming from Delhi amid rise in Covid-19 cases

The country’s worst hit city New Delhi has been witnessing a rise in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks in what has been called as the third wave of Covid-19 in the national capital.

india Updated: Nov 22, 2020, 17:48 IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
An Indian health worker removes his personal protection equipment after taking nasal swab samples to test for COVID-19 during random testing of people in front of a shop at Delhi-Noida border on the outskirts of New Delhi.
An Indian health worker removes his personal protection equipment after taking nasal swab samples to test for COVID-19 during random testing of people in front of a shop at Delhi-Noida border on the outskirts of New Delhi.(AP)

The Uttar Pradesh government officials on Sunday said they will be testing people travelling to the state from the national capital amid the coronavirus disease outbreak

“We will be testing people coming from Delhi via flight, bus or train, in the wake of surge in Covid-19 cases in the national capital. We are discussing on the number of people allowed to attend wedding or event,” UP Chief Secretary RK Tiwari told ANI.

The country’s worst hit city New Delhi has been witnessing a rise in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks in what has been called as the third wave of Covid-19 in the national capital. States like Maharashtra have said that they are contemplating travel curbs on people travelling from Delhi in order to avoid transmission of infection to their states.

The move comes days after Noida began random tests at the border on people coming from Delhi.

After Noida, the authorities in Haryana’s Gurugram and Faridabad also started random testing of commuters travelling from Delhi.

District authorities in the two states said such tests were being carried out to stop Covid-19 cases from spiralling out of control as Delhi remains one of the worst affected hot spots of the infectious disease in the country, recording 8,593 cases in a day recently.

The spurt in coronavirus cases in Delhi has been witnessed since October 28 when the daily rise breached the 5,000-mark for the first time and it crossed the 8,000-mark on November 11.

Delhi recorded 5,879 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday and a positivity rate of 12.90 per cent, while 111 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,270.

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