COVID-19 Lockdown: Delhi-Ghaziabad borders sealed to stop coronavirus spread

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The borders between Delhi and Ghaziabad have been completely sealed as a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus.

 

As per reports, the decision to seal the borders has been taken by the Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey after 6 people who travelled to Delhi from Ghaziabad tested positive for coronavirus.

The order is being issued under the National Disaster Act 2005.

According to the report, essential services will be allowed to move as normal. Special e-passes will be issued for others who want to pass through with a valid reason. 

Ghaziabad now has over 35 cases of coronavirus as the authorities have increased the number of hotspots in the city. 

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 18,601.

Meanwhile, with 47 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 590.

The total number of active cases in the country is 14,759. Meanwhile, 3,252 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Maharashtra is the worst-affected state with 4,666 cases of which 572 patients have recovered/discharged while 232 patients have lost their lives due to the virus.

Delhi comes second on the list with 2,081 cases of which 431 patients have recovered while 47 patients have succumbed to the virus.

Gujarat is the third state with 1,939 cases of which 131 have recovered and 71 have died due to the deadly virus.

 

With inputs from ANI

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