New Delhi, May 28: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Thursday said that its border with Delhi will be "completely sealed" due to rise in novel coronavirus cases. He said that the spike in COVID-19 cases in Haryana is due to people coming the national capital. "We will keep our border with Delhi completely sealed due to increasing COVID-19 cases," Vij said. Stones Pelted at Police on Delhi-Gurugram Border After Workers Were Not Allowed to Enter Haryana, Watch Video.
Vij in a letter to Home Secretary said that COVID-19 cases are rising in Haryana and the main reason in uncontrolled entre from Delhi to Haryana. Citing the cases of the past one week, the letter stated that 98 infections are reported in Faridabad, 111 in Gurugram, 27 in Sonipat, six in Jhajjar. Haryana Lockdown 4 Guidelines: Intrastate, Inter-State Bus Services Begin Today, Here's What is Allowed And Not Allowed by Manohar Lal Khattar Govt.
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Earlier, the Delhi High Court had intervened into the matter and ordered Haryana to allow those engaged in essential services to cross borders on producing e-passes. The Haryana government then allowed those essential service workers to cross borders. It also allowed the movement of trucks carrying essential and non-essential goods.
According to the latest data from the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Haryana has so far reported 1,381 coronavirus cases. Till now, 838 patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals. 18 people have also died from the infection.
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