In the wake of a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi, the national capital, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday told the Supreme Court that the restrictions on travel between Noida-Delhi and Ghaziabad-Delhi border. This decision was taken in light of the rising concerns. The number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital are almost 40 times that of that of Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) and Ghaziabad.
The Uttar Pradesh government asserted that it will allow movement of only essential services workers, media persons, and advocates, at least for now.
The top court also sought a response from the UP government on the orders issued by the District Magistrate of Noida,Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj recently.
The SC criticised the order and stated that ‘orders contrary to the directives issued by the Centre can not be passed by the District Authorities’.
From the beginning of the growing terror and cases, the Central Government has encouraged the need for home quarantine for people showing symptoms of Covid-19 and in some cases for even people who have tested positive.
“Such situations will create chaos,” the Supreme Court bench said criticising the DM’s decision on the necessity of institutional quarantine over home quarantine.
The State of Uttar Pradesh has been asked to furnish a response clarifying how the order passed by the DM was allowed while also directing the DM himself to review his order.
Uttar Pradesh on Thursday reported 480 new cases of coronavirus, increasing the state’s tally to 12,088.
The total number of confirmed cases in Delhi stands at 34,687 followed by 12,731 recoveries and 1,085 deaths.
Agra continues to be the worst-hit district with 999 total COVID-19 cases, followed by 788 in Noida, 604 in Kanpur, 585 in Meerut, 554 in Ghaziabad and 512 in Lucknow.
India has taken over the UK as the fourth-most-affected nation by number of coronavirus cases. The country’s count of people infected by the highly contagious virus now stands at 298,283. The death toll has also seen a sharp spike, with nearly 400 fatalities being registered in a single day taking the total to 8,500.