Noida/Ghaziabad: Eleven individuals getting into Noida and Ghaziabad from Delhi had been discovered positive throughout random testing for coronavirus illness (Covid-19) by officers from the 2 cities on Wednesday.
Even although the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration had introduced on Tuesday that commuters from Delhi will probably be randomly examined at roads and Metro stations connecting Noida and Delhi, Ghaziabad officers launched testing as a part of a brand new technique to curb the surge in Covid circumstances publish festive season.
Of the full 11 — three examined positive on their strategy to Noida. Eighty-one exams had been performed on the DND Flyway the place one particular person examined positive, whereas two out of 84 exams returned positive on the border on the Link Road. In Ghaziabad, 72 individuals had been examined close to the UP Gate of whom eight had been discovered positive. All exams had been performed utilizing the much less dependable fast antigen technique.
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A crew of three lab technicians every had been deployed at DND Flyway and Noida hyperlink highway.
Dr Deepak Ohri, chief medical officer, Gautam Budh Nagar, mentioned, “If those who test positive are Noida residents, they will be sent to the hospital or home isolation depending on the symptoms. The rapid antigen test results come out in 4-5 minutes, so there is no hassle for commuters.”
Ohri mentioned that the well being division was informed to not strain commuters into being examined. “If they are not willing, we will not force them and let them go,” he mentioned. He added that the train will go on for a couple of extra days and didn’t decide to an finish date.
District Magistrate Suhas LY mentioned that is being accomplished with the intention to assess unfold of an infection and would assist in issuing advisories to employers and organisations, the place massive variety of individuals work and commute between Noida and adjoining areas.
Ganesh Saha, deputy commissioner of police (site visitors), Noida, mentioned site visitors was not hit in the course of the train.
Ghaziabad district Justice of the Peace Ajay Shankar Pandey mentioned although they haven’t chosen explicit border factors however groups had been being deployed in areas the place most commuters come from Delhi. He mentioned testing groups have been deployed in areas reminiscent of Indirapuram, Vaishali, Khoda and Loni, that are near Delhi.
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“We are not focussing on testing at borders with Delhi at all. But our teams are already deployed in bordering areas and they have been asked to increase testing. The teams are deployed at places where we know of people who come from Delhi. So, our teams are testing them, as well as locals. Further, we have chalked out a comprehensive post festival strategy which will come into effect from November 21, a day after Chhath Puja ends,” Pandey mentioned.
A well being division official mentioned of the eight who examined positive, 4 had been travelling in a automotive. “We will adhere to Covid-19 protocols with regard to those residing in the city, while Delhi authorities will be informed about the status of their residents,” the official mentioned.