Confusion, chaos at Delhi-Gurugram border as Haryana govt seals border amid rising COVID-19 cases
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Day after the Haryana government sealed its border with the national capital in wake of the alarming spike in the number of coronavirus cases, massive traffic jams were reported at Delhi-Gurugram border, leading to confusion and chaos.
Hundreds of people, including office goers, gathered at the Delhi-Gurugram border on Friday morning and protested on being stopped by the police.
On Thursday, the Haryana government issued fresh orders for sealing borders with the national capital amid the surging rise in the number of coronavirus cases. The order came just days before the fourth coronavirus lockdown ends on May 31.
"I have again issued orders today that in the districts adjoining Delhi, no leniency should be shown. Eighty per cent of our coronavirus cases are from the districts adjoining Delhi. Therefore, we are maintaining strictness on our borders with the national capital and keeping these sealed," said Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij.
Vij further said that barring the categories exempted by the Delhi High Court and the Centre, the state borders for others will remain completely sealed.
"The districts bordering Delhi are witnessing a sharp increase in the number of cases, which is a matter of concern," he said while citing the movement of people into the districts bordering the national capital as the reason behind the surge in cases.
Delhi: People in large numbers gather at Delhi-Gurugram border after Haryana Govt yesterday sealed borders with the national capital in wake of increasing number of #COVID19 cases. pic.twitter.com/7O2F1dx0Pm— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2020
The four districts -- Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar -- have reported the majority of 1,500 coronavirus cases in Haryana. According to the Haryana government Faridabad has reported the maximum seven fatalities in the state followed by three in Gurgaon and one in Sonipat.
As per the latest information available at the Ministry of Health and Family, the highly contagious coronavirus has affected over 1,500 people in Haryana and claimed the lives of 19 in the state while 881 have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
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