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States, UTs Directed to Strictly Follow National Directives for Covid-19 Management Throughout Country: Centre Tells Delhi High Court

Lawstreet Journal 13 Jul 2021 7:11pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Executive States, UTs Directed to Strictly Follow National Directives for Covid-19 Management Throughout Country: Centre Tells Delhi High Court

The Centre on Saturday (July,10,2021) informed the Delhi High Court that it has asked all states and Union territories (UT) to strictly follow the National Directives for COVID-19 management and take required action under the Disaster Management Act,2005.

It has also stated that the Centre has also shared the framework for implementation of prompt and target action to be taken by the States.

The statement was made in a status report filed by the Centre through its standing counsel Anil Soni in connection with the high court's Suo Motu proceedings on violation of COVID-19 protocols in various markets in the national capital.

The national directives for COVID-19 management include face coverings, social distancing, not spitting in public places, work from home, staggering work/business hours, screening and hygiene, and frequent sanitization.

A bench of Delhi high court comprising Judge Navin Chawla and Judge Asha Menon had taken cognizance of the images received via WhatsApp showing people not wearing masks, not following Covid19 protocols, such as physical distancing, socializing in crowded markets.

MHA (Minister of Health Affairs) has notified the court that it has issued an order dated June 29,2021 under the Disaster Management Act of 2005, ordering states and UT’s to consider implementing “target and prompt actions’ for the management of COVID 19 by July 31, 2021, and take necessary measures by the act.

Through the issuance of guidelines, monitoring mechanisms, and five-fold strategies to be followed for effective management of covid 19, the order instructs states to monitor areas… Continue Reading...


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