Corona tests on Delhi commuters at Gurugram’s Kherki Daula toll plaza

Gurugram, November 20

After Uttar Pradesh health authorities, those in Gurugram adjoining Delhi too began to conduct random coronavirus tests on Friday on the inter-state border on people travelling from the national capital to the Haryana territory.

A team of Haryana Health Department was deployed at Kherki Daula toll plaza for the COVID-19 rapid antigen tests.

The health officials said that similar drive will be started in other Delhi-Gurugram border areas from Saturday.

In view of the increasing cases of infections in Haryana as well as Delhi, the Health Department Director-General Dr VK Bansal had instructed district authorities for the test drive.

District’s Covid-19 Nodal Officer Dr Jai Prakash said that teams of health officials at the toll plaza were testing people coming from Delhi. “We are conducting rapid antigen tests on people randomly. We will ensure that the commuters don’t face any inconvenience during tests,” he said.

The officer said health officials wearing personal protection equipment along with policemen were deployed at an ambulance for the tests, which gives results in 15 minutes.

“Further action is taken based on the test results. If we found anyone is infected, he or she is sent back to Delhi. Only those who test negative are allowed to go ahead,” a health official said.

The Covid-19 tally in Gurugram has now risen to 41,825, including 253 deaths and 5,554 active cases, an official health release said on Thursday.

–IANS



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