Three commuters take a look at optimistic on day 1 of random Covid screening at Delhi-Noida border

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Well being staff conduct COVID-19 testing close to DND flyover in Noida on Wednesday.

On the primary day of random Covid-19 testing on the Delhi-Noida border, three individuals had been discovered optimistic for Covid-19 on Wednesday, in response to the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration. 

A complete of 165 Fast Antigen Assessments had been performed at two checkpoints between Delhi and Noida. The administration mentioned that well being officers deployed at two key entry factors to Noida from Delhi — Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) flyway and Chilla.

Whereas 81 individuals had been examined on the DND, the place one particular person examined optimistic, the remaining 84 individuals had been examined on the Chilla border and two individuals had been discovered contaminated.

Gautam Budh Nagar DM Suhas LY had on Tuesday introduced the random testing after holding a gathering with senior officers amid a spike in circumstances in Delhi.

“We’re conducting fast antigen-based assessments on individuals randomly in order that visitors motion will not be impacted. That is being accomplished to verify virus carriers and make sure that the an infection is contained in Gautam Buddh Nagar,” Chief Medical Officer Deepak Ohri informed PTI.

In line with Ohri, if anybody is discovered optimistic, they’re despatched again to Delhi. Those that are Noida or Larger Noida residents coming from Delhi however end in optimistic are contained within the district. 

“Solely these testing detrimental are allowed to enter Noida,” Ohri mentioned.

Gautam Buddh Nagar has recorded 20,566 circumstances, together with 73 deaths. As many as 1,236 circumstances are nonetheless energetic.

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