Allahabad HC ask UP govt to go strict to prevent surge in Corona


Prayagraj, Apr 7 (UNI) The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to consider strict norms, including imposition of night curfew, to counter the second wave of Coronavirus in the state.

The court has also appealed to the people of Uttar Pradesh to realize their responsibility towards the Covid-19 guidelines.

The court has said that the government has taken steps to stop the second wave of Corona, but the government guidelines are not being followed properly. The High Court has directed all the District Magistrates to strictly follow the instructions.

The court has asked the government to consider the night curfew along with controlling the crowd in the late evening celebrations.

The order was passed by a division bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddharth Verma while hearing a PIL filed in the Corona surge case.

The next hearing will be on April 8 through video-conferencing. It has directed the authorities of the administration and police to make the wearing of masks 100 per cent compulsory. DGP has been expected to prepare an action plan in this regard and ensure its implementation.

The court said that the crowd should not be allowed to gather anywhere and it should be dispersed immediately. Particularly for the panchayat elections, nomination and campaigning should not be crowded. Corona guidelines should be followed at the time of promotion. The court also directed that all the students studying in high school and intermediate schools and colleges should be screened.

The bench asked the government to consider vaccinating all citizens and consider getting vaccinated from door- to-door.

Appropriate initiatives should be directed to maintain the availability of the mask, sanitizer and its disposal after use, the court added.