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Delhi High Court Refuses to Declare Entire Defence Colony a Containment Zone

Lawstreet Journal 16 Jun 2020 5:48pm

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Delhi is the region with the third-highest number of cases of coronavirus in India. With more than 41,000 cases, the entire area has seen one of the worst rates of transmission of the infection. 

Overall, the number of containment zones in the national capital increased from 100 to 242 in recent weeks. 

In line with this, the High court ruled on a petition seeking to declare the entire defense colony as a containment zone seeking enforcement of a strict cluster containment zone. The petition highlighted how the Defence Colony had not been declared a containment zone by the Delhi Government, thereby not following the guidelines issued by the central government on 16th May 2020. It also highlighted the need to increase the number of beds available for patients given the increasing rate of admission in hospitals for COVID-19 infection. 

In return, the Delhi government, in its submission, pointed out that as per center’s guidelines, if in a colony, in a small number of houses, there is a concentration of patients, the whole colony need not be declared as a containment zone. As per the guidelines, the specific lanes of houses with a concentrated number of patients had been declared as a containment zone following the rules. 

The court ruled that the entire Defence Colony need not be declared a containment zone. The order has been passed by a bench comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan. It also pointed out how the petitioner failed to point out more regions within the colony with several infections… Continue Reading...

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