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Tripura High Court Seeks Response from State Government on Issues Related to the Covid-19 Situation [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 23 Sep 2020 4:24am

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The Tripura High Court on September 18, 2020 has monitored the situation and give suggestions to the State Government which is in the Court's opinion "would enable the administration to handle the coronavirus care better". 

The Division Bench of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S. Talapatra has put forth some suggestions and observations after the affidavit dated September 17, 2020, filed by Dr. Subhasish Debarma, Director to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tripura in response to the Court's order on September 11, 2020. 

Suggestions /Directions /Observations of the Court

On the issue of wearing a face mask and social distancing 

According to the Central team who visited the State recently the reasons for deaths due to the diseases were attributed to the three factors i) Not using mask properly ii) Not maintaining social distance iii) Late admission in the hospitals. 

The court said that " When the experts in this field put so much stress on the proper use of face masks in order to reduce the possibility of transmission of the virus, we still find that a large number of people move about in public places either without mask or without properly wearing the masks, thereby putting themselves as well as other to grave risks". 

Further, the court asked the State Government to give a detail about the amount of fine collected for breach of the directive of wearing a mask in public places and the number of cases in which such fine has been imposed. 

The Court also asked the… Continue Reading...


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