Random Covid-19 testing started in Noida


New Delhi: After the total coronavirus cases cross the mark of 2,500, the Uttar Pradesh government has launched aggressive testing in Noida. Separate teams of health department visited various high rise societies across Greater Noida where the residents underwent antigen tests.

The issue of aggressive testing was raised by residents after a spike in Covid-19 cases was witnessed in the city, which has become the highest in the state. The civil society groups and RWAs sought help from the administration to launch such camps.

“Antigen tests of scores of residents were done at various societies of Noida and Greater Noida. Those who are found of having antigens in their body, will undergo Covid-19 test at their apartment complexes,” said Thakur Dhirendra Singh, MLA, Jewar (Greater Noida).

During a video conference with the residents, the district magistrate sought help of the civil society group members and RWAs to conduct the tests at their apartments.

“We have divided certain areas into separate zones and are working closely with the government officials. The health department officials camped at many societies today and scores of residents turned up to get their tests done. This is how we are going to ascertain that how many people are Covid positive without any symptoms,” said Abhishek Kumar, president, Noida Extension Flat Owners’ Welfare Association.

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