New Delhi: Ahead of releasing guidelines for unlock 1, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that district administrations of Delhi and Gautam Budh Nagar will be asked to take final decision on the travel between the cities. Speaking to news agency ANI, CM Yogi said that the final decision on allowing entry into Noida and Ghaziabad will be taken by the district officials. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lockdown Extension News: Complete Shutdown in Ballia District Extended Till July 21
Earlier, Authorities in Gautam Buddh Nagar had emphasised on not allowing unhindered movement of people on the Delhi-Noida border, pointing out that it will increase the risk of spread of coronavirus. “The unregulated movement of people will increase the risk of disease spread in Gautam Buddh Nagar. Therefore, the transit between the two cities should be regulated,” District Surveillance Officer Sunil Dohare had said. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lockdown Extension News: Complete Shutdown For 3 Days | Know Here What’s Open, What’s Not
Notably, the Delhi-Noida border was sealed amid the coronavirus scare, with authorities allowing movement of only those performing essential services. Besides, those with valid identity cards or movement passes were also allowed through the inter-state border. Also Read - Asia Cup Postponed to June 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh goverment will issue the guidelines for Unlock 1 in the state after 2 PM. “Today after 2 pm, we will issue the guidelines for Unlock 1 in the state. Intra-state bus and taxi services will resume. Mass gatherings will remain prohibited. Social distancing and masks are mandatory,” said Adityanath.
Earlier on Saturday, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had said that lockdown will continue in containment zones till June 30 and only essential activities will be allowed in those areas. It also issued new guidelines for phased re-opening of “all activities outside containment zones for the next one month beginning June 1”.
“Lockdown shall continue to remain in force in the containment zones till 30 June. In the containment zones, only essential activities shall be allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services. In the containment zones, there shall be intensive contact tracing, house-to-house surveillance, and other clinical interventions, as required,” MHA said in its guidelines for Unlock 1.