The Gautam Budh Nagar district administration decided on sunday to keep the NOIDA border with the national capital closed in view of the COVID-19 situation in UP. The Gautam Budh Nagar health department said that around 42% of the COVID-19 cases in the district over the last 20 days have been traced back to Delhi. This is being seen as the reason behind the decision of the district administration to keep the NOIDA Delhi border shut.
Police verified passes and ID of people entering NOIDA to make sure that only genuine commuters were coming into Uttar Pradesh from the national capital.
Uttar Pradesh has seen a sharp surge in the number of COVID-19 cases after the migrants started to return to the state in a big way in Shramik Special trains and all other available means of transport.
The border with Delhi remains an issue as officials in UP contend that the national capital contributes significantly to the cases of coronavirus in the country's most populous state. The back-and-forth travel from Ghaziabad and NOIDA into Delhi is very high with a number of offices residing in these areas of the national capital.