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'Govt.To Take The Decision': Karnataka HC Rejects Plea For Making Public The Personal Details Of Persons Who Contacted COVID-19 Via Nizamuddin Incident [Read Order]

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22 April 2020 12:32 PM GMT
Govt.To Take The Decision: Karnataka HC Rejects Plea  For Making Public The Personal Details Of Persons Who Contacted COVID-19 Via Nizamuddin Incident [Read Order]
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The Karnataka High Court has rejected the plea filed seeking directions to the State and Central government to make public details of those persons who have allegedly contacted Coronavirus at the religious event held in Nizamuddin, Delhi.

A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna while disposing of the petition filed by one Girish Bharadwaj and Geeta Mishra, said

"The State Government as well as the Central Government have been periodically releasing the figures of the number of persons tested positive, number of live cases, number of recovered cases and the number of deaths. The State Government or Central Government will have to take a decision on the question whether specific information as regards particular persons who have allegedly contacted coronavirus at a particular place should be made public or not. It is a matter of policy. Therefore, we are unable to issue any directions in this behalf."

The court also referred to the submissions made by the state Government indicating the steps taken to trace the Foreign and Indian nationals who attended the religious ceremony at Nizamuddin in Delhi and to quarantine them. According to which 808 persons who attended the event in Nizamuddin have been identified and quarantined in the State.

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