New Delhi March 30
Amid the rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, CM Yogi Adityanath will be visiting the district later today to check the curbs and restrictions imposed by the authorities to ensure the 21-day lockdown is followed properly, as directed by the central government on Sunday.
In view of the Centre’s directive, borders were sealed in Gautam Buddh Nagar to restrict the movements across the cities to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida are among the worst-hit in terms of COVID-19 cases in the district.
The centre on Sunday directed the state governments to ensure that the 21-day lockdown was followed without any movement across the cities. The directive came after thousands of migrant workers started to walk to their native villages from their working places, breaking the lockdown protocol. Special buses were also arranged in Delhi to bring the workers to their homes in UP and Bihar.
The centre also directed the state governments to stop incoming buses at the border and place the occupants on a mandatory 14-day quarantine. And also asked them to ensure that the labourers should get adequate supplies of food and essential commodities.
Meanwhile, six more persons, including two women, tested positive for coronavirus in Gautam Buddh Nagar on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the district to 32, officials said. Currently, 1,850 people are under surveillance across Noida and Greater Noida, while another 241 are quarantined – 45 of them at a Gautam Buddh University hostel and rest at special isolation facilities in hospitals.