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Outsiders entry banned into Noida’s societies

Noida, March 18 (IANS) After two more cases of coronavirus surfaced in Uttar Pradesh's Noida, the concerned societies have banned the entry of outsiders in the premises. Screening is also being done of all the members residing in the societies.

The new cases have been found in Sector 78 and 100, one in each. Both have a recent travel history of France and have been hospitalised. The Hyde Park society in Sector 78 has been closed and screening of all the members is being done. There are around 3,000 residents in the society.

Atul, a member of the Apartment Owners Association, told IANS: “The entire building has been quarantined. The members of the society have been asked to leave the house only when needed. They have also been told that all the things they need will be delivered to their doorstep.

“All the towers of the society are being sanitized. The administration has provided the goods and we are getting the buildings cleaned three times a day. We are receiving goods from all the delivery boys and vendors at the gate itself as a precautionary measure,” he added.

The CMO Noida told IANS, “We are following the entire process like sanitizing buildings and screening people.”

Noida SDM Rajeev Rai also took stock of the situation. Talking to IANS, he said, “We are adopting all precautionary measures so the corona infected person could not infect others. Our team is checking each and every person. If anyone is found with the symptoms he or she will immediately be taken for check-up”.

He said that the teams will go house to house and sensitize people about the symptoms of novel coronavirus and steps for its prevention. They will also find out and document any symptomatics in their area and also collect the travel history of all symptomatics.

The SDM said that the symptomatic person should stay indoors, practice hand hygiene and cough hygiene, use a handkerchief while coughing and wash hands frequently.

According to the precautionary measures, if a symptomatic traveller is found with a foreign travel history over the past 14 days or a history of contact with any of the positive patients, he will be isolated (at Isolation Hospital) immediately and his sample will be collected for testing.

–IANS

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