Lucknow: Amid coronavirus havoc, tenants of Gautam Buddha Nagar in Uttar Pradesh breathe a sigh of relief as Gautam Buddha Nagar District Magistrate BN Singh issued an order on Saturday. In the wake of the coronavirus lockdown across the country, landlords in Noida-Greater Noida have been instructed to not to collect rent from tenants for one month. 

In view of the current circumstances, the house of poor, labourers won't be evacuated by landlords stated the notification after many cases surfaced on social media. There has been a mass exodus of migrants, labourers as India announced a 21-day lockdown with all modes of transport halted. 

Meanwhile, Noida DM stated if anyone violates the order of collecting rents, strict action will be taken against them. 

The order issued by the DM states that labourers and daily wage workers who work in companies or offices shall pay rent only in May. 

A nationwide lockdown in India over the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on thousands of migrant workers in the capital, New Delhi. With few transport options available, thousands of people, mostly young male day labourers and families, have resorted to commuting on foot during the 21-day lockdown that started on Wednesday.