Random COVID-19 testing on the Delhi-Noida border found three citizens, traveling from Noida to Delhi, as positive for the virus. This was the first day of the random testing for coronavirus on the Delhi-Noida border.
Around 165 tests based on rapid antigen technology were carried out on two locations of Delhi-Noida cross-line.
Eleven samples were tested to be positive, out of which three samples were of people entering Noida from the capital. Whereas, at the DND flyway, total eighty-one samples were tested and one sample tested positive. At the cross-line of Link Road, two people tested positive for the deadly virus out of total 84 samples tested.
Additionally, Near the UP Gate in Ghaziabad, eight were tested positive out of the total 72 samples tested randomly.
Noida Authorities have initiated random testing for the detection of coronavirus at crucial public locations such as slums, metro station and borders.
The Health officials of Gautam Buddh Nagar deployed people for testing purposes at two important locations — Border of Delhi-Noida and the DND flyway on 18th November where random testing for the detection of coronavirus was initiated.
As sharp rise in the COVID-19 cases was recorded in Delhi recently, a meeting of District Magistrate and senior officials was held after which, the District Magistrate announced this random testing of COVID-19 at decided locations.
At these locations, several health officials wearing personal protection equipment (PPE) kits were seen, accompanying policemen. The officials have readied the required platforms for the rapid antigen-based test. This type of testing gives results in just 15 minutes of time.
Only negative tested persons were allowed to enter within Noida and the people tested positive returned back to the Capital.