Uttar Pradesh restricts travel with DelhiNew Delhi
Uttar Pradesh government told Supreme Court that it will continue travel restrictions between Noida- Delhi and Ghaziabad-Delhi border, allowing only essential service in the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases. UP government’s response came while the Supreme Court took up for hearing the petition asking for reopening of the Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad borders to facilitate easier movement of persons throughout the NCR region.
Meanwhile, there will be no travel restriction between Delhi and Haryana as both the state government has decided to allow inter-state movement of vehicle. The Haryana government told the Supreme Court that movement for all persons was allowed to and Why has your testing gone down from 7,000 to 5,000 a day when Chennai and Mumbai have increased their testing from 16,000 to 17,000?” the court asked. Requests for coronavirus tests cannot be denied, the top court said, adding that the “procedure can be simplified so that more and more tests are done”.
Delhi has the third highest number of coronavirus cases in India after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The national capital has logged 34,687 patients so far and 1,085 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry. Earlier, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had repeatedly said that the city was prepared to tackle the pandemic. Amid a spurt in the number of infections, Mr Kejriwal yesterday said that the cases were expected to rise up to 5.5 lakh by July 31.fro from the Gurgaon border.
It also asked the Centre to file an additional affidavit within four weeks with regard to the legality of Ministry of Home Affairs’ March 29 circular which had mandated payment of full wages during the lockdown period.
The bench posted the petitions filed by various companies against the March 29 circular, for further hearing in last week of July.
The apex court asked the Centre and state governments to circulate its order through labour departments to facilitate the settlement process.
The Secretary (Labour & Employment) had also written to chief secretaries of states to advise employers not to terminate employees from their jobs or reduce their wages amid the challenging situation of the pandemic.