New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Noida-Delhi border will remain sealed for movement of people to and fro the national capital, Gautam Buddh Nagar administration said in its latest guidelines for coronavirus-induced lockdown on Sunday.

The guidelines stated that the decision has been taken as the source of infection in 42 per cent of cases detected in the district in the last 20 days has been traced to Delhi.

While Uttar Pradesh, reported 262 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, Delhi reported 1,295 new cases and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours.

"There are 2,901 active cases in the State and 4,709 people have been cured/discharged. The toll stands at 213, said Principal Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad as quoted by ANI.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, while addressing a press conference here, said: "The total number of cases in the city  is 19,844 and deaths are 473."

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Earlier on April 21, the district administration has banned the movement of people between Delhi and Noida.

The inter-state ban exempts doctors, ambulances, media, goods carriers, and those involved in COVID-19 services and those with passes issued by the administration.

The announcement comes a day after the Home Ministry shared revised guidelines for the fifth phase of the lockdown in containment zones. The MHA guidelines had allowed inter-state movement and said that state government can announce their decision whether they want to close borders in advance. 

Haryana had also sealed the Delhi-Gurugram border amid a spurt in cases in the national capital a few days ago. It is likely to remain closed. 

Earlier today, Uttar Pradesh extended lockdown till June 30. While issuing the order, the state government said that shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, and places of worship will be allowed to reopen from June 8. 

It further added that government offices will operate in the state with 100 per cent workforce.

(with PTI inputs)

Posted By: James Kuanal