New Delhi, May 24 (SocialNews.XYZ) Authorities in Gautam Buddh Nagar in adjoining Delhi have emphasised on not allowing unhindered movement of people on the Delhi-Noida border, pointing out that it will increase the risk of spread of coronavirus.
"The unregulated movement of people will increase the risk of disease spread in Gautam Buddh Nagar. Therefore, the transit between the two cities should be regulated," District Surveillance Officer Sunil Dohare said.
An epidemiological report dated May 20, prepared by Noida officials, says that the corona burden in the national capital is "much higher" than in Gautam Buddh Nagar district.
To substantiate the point, officials said that Delhi was one of the sources of infections in the district. "Out of 293 cases, 50 cases can be attributed to Delhi."
The report said that Delhi had more population, higher positive and active cases, corona deaths, and containment zones than the Gautam Buddh Nagar district.
"Sample positivity rate in Delhi is 7.3 per 100 cases compared with 24 in GB Nagar. This clearly shows that the burden of the disease in Delhi is much higher than GB Nagar," it added.
The cure rate in Delhi is 47 per cent compared with 70 per cent in the Uttar Pradesh district which, it said, is an indicator of its effective strategic approach.
"The national figure of samples taken is 1,820 per million population. In GB Nagar, 4,512 samples per million population have been taken for corona testing. Thus the testing done in GB Nagar is much higher than the national figure."
The Delhi-Noida border was sealed amid the coronavirus scare, with authorities allowing movement of only those performing essential services.
Only those with valid identity cards or movement passes are allowed through the inter-state border.