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'Memory Of Second Wave Hasn't Left Us' : Delhi High Court Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of COVID Protocol Violations

Shreya Agarwal
18 Jun 2021 7:08 AM GMT
Memory Of Second Wave Hasnt Left Us : Delhi High Court Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of COVID Protocol Violations
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Taking suo motu cognizance about concerns regarding mass violations of Covid-19 protocol in overcrowded Delhi markets since the unlocking of the city, the Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre and Delhi governments on the issue. The bench of Justices Navin Chawla and Asha Menon remarked on pictures produced by an AIIMS doctor with the court, "The memory of the second wave has...

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Taking suo motu cognizance about concerns regarding mass violations of Covid-19 protocol in overcrowded Delhi markets since the unlocking of the city, the Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre and Delhi governments on the issue.

The bench of Justices Navin Chawla and Asha Menon remarked on pictures produced by an AIIMS doctor with the court, "The memory of the second wave has not left us, yet people behave in this manner. This is very unfortunate."

The images received via WhatsApp showed people without masks not following Covid-19 appropriate behaviour such as social distancing in crowded marketplaces.

Observing that there is a need for stricter measures in the national capital to prevent a further spread of the virus, the Court has directed the deployment of civil defence and police personnel in markets to enforce social distancing and compliance with wearing of masks.

The court has directed the governments to file a status report on the matter by the next date of hearing, which is Jul 7.

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