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Coronavirus: Haryana Issues Order To "Completely Seal" Border With Delhi
Haryana Minister tweets orders issued to "completely seal" border with Delhi over coronavirus crisis
NEW DELHI: In order to combat the increasing cases of coronavirus, the Haryana government issued orders to "completely seal" all borders with the National Capital. State minister Anil Vij tweeted on Friday, after flagging concerns of coronavirus spreading with people travelling from Delhi. The Delhi High Court had to intervened earlier this month and order the government of Haryana to remove special restrictions on its borders and allow those involved in essential services to travel across amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Haryana government gave an undertaking assuring that those essential service workers including doctors, nurses, officials of police, courts and municipal bodies, will be allowed between Delhi and Haryana on producing e-passes.
The Haryana government also told the High Court that movement of trucks carrying essential and non-essential goods between Delhi and Haryana as well as going through the neighbouring state shall be allowed.
The order came following a case that said the Haryana government was not even allowing people involved in essential services like doctors, nurses, paramedics, sanitation workers, Delhi Police staff and others to travel between the states.
Last month, Haryana had shut its borders with Delhi, after State Health Minister Anil Vij said many who work in Delhi and stay in Haryana have become "corona-carriers". The move created problems for many who live in the Delhi's satellite cities of Gurgaon and Faridabad.
Coronavirus had infected 76 more people in Haryana, on Wednesday. The total of the state now stands on 1,381 including 18 deaths.