Updated: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:27 PM IST
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: No new cases of coronavirus have been found in Noida Sector 8, said Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas LY, refuting media reports which claimed that 200 suspected of infected from coronavirus have been quarantined in the area.
"No new cases have been found in Noida sector 8. Only as a precautionary measure of “cluster containment” where previous cases have been found, people have been shifted and will be put under observation for the welfare of them and their surroundings . Request you to dispel rumours," he said in a tweet.
Media reports suggested that at least 200 suspected of infected from coronavirus have been quarantined in Uttar Pradesh's Noida, which led to chaos in the area.
However, news agency PTI quoted state health officials saying that no fresh COVID-19 case was detected in Noida and Greater Noida for a third day in a row, even as two more coronavirus patients were cured and discharged from the hospital.
Meanwhile, news agency ANI quoted Gautam Buddh Nagar DCP Sankalp Sharma saying that people in Noida's Sector 5, Harola, who came in contact with Tablighi Jamaat attendees, have been quarantined.
Gautam Buddh Nagar, adjoining Delhi, in western Uttar Pradesh has so far recorded 58 positive cases for COVID-19.
"Of the total 1,042 samples which have been sent for COVID-19 test from Gautam Buddh Nagar so far, 58 have tested positive, 787 negative and result for 203 was awaited," the Health Department stated in its daily statement.
Meanwhile, the 300 special teams formed by district administration on Tuesday started their house-to-house coronavirus awareness campaign across Noida and Greater Noida, officials said.
The district has identified 12 clusters where a targeted containment activity will be carried out in a 3 km radius as per official guidelines of awareness, information gathering and sanitization, the officials said.
India registered 508 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the government said on Tuesday, taking the total to 4,789 while the number of deaths rose to 124 with 13 new ones.