Strict lockdown rules enforced in Noida as Covid-19 patients count touches 100

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The Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate on Monday passed an order regarding this. The authorities have directed the police to impose the lockdown guidelines stricter than they were earlier.

31 places in the district, including residential societies and sectors, have been identified as coronavirus hotspots and completely sealed. (Photo: PTI)

The government authorities have decided to implement stringent lockdown measures in Noida and Greater Noida as the number of coronavirus positive patients reached 100 in Gautam Buddh Nagar. The authorities have in fact directed the police to impose the lockdown guidelines stricter than they were earlier.

The Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate on Monday passed an order regarding this. It stated: “All citizens, officers, and employees are hereby being informed again that in the jurisdiction of Gautam Buddh Nagar no new office, unit, institute or service, which may be by Central or state government, public-private firms or private firms, will start. Everyone has to follow lockdown guidelines.”

With the extension of the lockdown, strict measures have been imposed by the government authorities. According to the new amended rules, hotspots that have one positive case of Covid-19, their containment area will be 1 km; hotspots that have more than one positive case of coronavirus, the containment zone will be 3 km.

The new amended rules also say that apart from the essential services, medical team and sanitization team, no one will be allowed to enter the hotspots. In case no new case is reported from the hotspots, they will be converted into green zones.

“In the interest of residents of the district, we shall enforce strict lockdown measures and continue with our efforts to tackle Covid-19,” Suhas LY, District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar, said.

The containment teams in Noida have been collecting Covid-19 samples from 28 hotspot zones. Out of 100 patients, 43 have been cured and sent home.

The police, on Monday, filed 17 FIRs against some persons for violating Section 144 and 188 of CrPC. At least 95 people have been arrested for violating the lockdown guidelines. The police have also taken action against 377 vehicles and seized 22 vehicles for breaking lockdown rules.

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