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People getting too Lenient with the COVID-19 Situation, Allahabad High Court Seeks Strict Enforcement

Lawstreet Journal 3 Mar 2021 8:33pm

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As the day-to-day life is returning to normalcy, now even more so with the formulation of the COVID-19 vaccine, it is being widely observed that people have gotten lenient with taking precautions for the pandemic. 

The same was observed by the Allahabad High Court on Monday (March 1, 2021) in a suo moto PIL which was registered by the HC itself, in May, 2020. The title of the PIL being, “In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres…,” the court went on to emphasise the significance of not letting our guards down yet and continue to take all the precautions as were recommended during the inception of this virus. Further, it was stated that a failure on the part of the citizens to do the same could attract punishments under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 along with the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

The following was observed by the Division Bench comprising Justices Ajit Kumar and Siddhartha Varma: 

"With the decrease in the number of cases country-wide and also with the decrease in number of corona cases in the city of Prayagraj, we had put our guards down. In the recent past, it has been noticed that the population of State of Uttar Pradesh as also the Administration, being guided by the fact that the number of cases were lessening, had reduced the strictness visa-vis the wearing of masks. We have been informed that life was gradually coming back to normal and people were going back to work etc. It has also been informed that while… Continue Reading...

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