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Public Continues to Foolishly Ignore COVID-19 Protocols: Manipur High Court Seeks Long Term Plans to Curb Pandemic

Lawstreet Journal 29 May 2021 10:21pm

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On May 27th 2021, Thursday, the Manipur High Court directed the state government to indicate the steps taken by it to put in place a long-term plan for meeting future challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A division bench presided by Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar and justice Kh Nobin Singh commented that unless the State administration is in a state of preparedness, it would be difficult to cope with the fresh challenges that may come up in future owing to mutation of the virus coupled with foolishness of the general public.

The court noted that citizens foolishly continue to ignore COVID-19 protocols and the prescribed standard operating procedures despite the imposition of curfew across the state.

The court ordered that, “effective measures have to be taken in this regard by the state duly balancing and protecting the fundamental rights of the citizens.”

The bench asked the government to ensure compliance with the directions passed by it in the previous year in a PIL titled J. Hillson Angam v. State of Manipur and others, laying down a long-term plan order to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

The High Court thus ordered: 

“The government ought to constitute many committees of experts in respect of different problems relating to various department viz. finance, education, health home, agriculture, horticulture, industries etc. which will collect data, discuss with stakeholders including CSOs and assess the impact of COVID-19 crisis taking into account the actions already taken by the State Government under the short-term plan.

Moreover, the court has… Continue Reading...

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