Haryana Minister issues order to 'completely seal' border with Delhi amid spike in COVID-19 cases, essential services allowed
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Haryana government on Thursday announced that it is going to seal its border with Delhi amid a surge in cases of COVID-19 in the national capital. In a letter to Home Secretary, Anil Vij said that COVID-19 cases are increasing in the state and the main reason for this is an uncontrolled entry from Delhi to Haryana.
The letter said that 111 cases have come up in Gurugram, 98 cases come up in Faridabad, 27 in Sonipat, and six in Jhajjar, as per a report from India Today.
"We will keep our border with Delhi completely sealed due to increasing COVID19 cases," Anil Vij said as quoted by ANI.
The government assured that those involved in essential services will be allowed between Delhi and Haryana on producing e-passes.
The government added that the movement of trucks carrying essential and non-essential goods between the state and capital will also be allowed to pass.
Earlier in May, the Delhi High Court had to intervene and order Haryana to allow essential services to travel between the national capital and the state and remove restrictions on border imposed during the nationwide lockdown.
The order came following a case that the Haryana government was not allowing movement of people involved in essential services like doctors, paramedics, nurses, sanitation workers, Delhi police staff, and others.
However, the court had allowed the state to reseal its borders if the cases increase. The state government is using the exception to seal the borders.
Earlier today, Haryana recorded fresh 123 cases COVID-19, taking the number of cases to 1,504. The active number of cases is 604 with 18 fatalities.
Meanwhile, Delhi on Thursday recorded 1,024 new cases taking COVID-19 tally in Delhi to more than 16,000.
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