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Supreme Court to launch strict COVID-19 rules

Supreme Court to launch strict COVID-19 rules

Due to a sudden spurt in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Supreme Court has decided to take strict countermeasures to control the spread of this pandemic. According to the statement from the apex court, the current wave of COVID-19 cases is bigger than ever before.

Ten states are contributing to 77 per cent of the cases in the country. This suggests a need for strong measures to prevent the situation from deteriorating.

SC stated that simply having guidelines with strict implementations is not enough. The court ordered the Narendra Modi government to take charge and quickly bring the situation to control.

States are being asked to take new initiatives and strict rules by a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R S Reddy and M R Shah. They want the states to put aside politics and focus primarily on stopping the pandemic.

The court stated that a majority of people are not wearing masks and even those who are wearing it, are hanging it from their jaws. The justices highlighted the importance of the centre and state governments to form new rules.

On the other hand, the central government has blamed the Delhi government for the worsening situation of the COVID pandemic. They added that the Delhi government did not enforce the rules and guidelines strictly. In their affidavit, the central government said that the Delhi government did not take preventive steps to contain the virus.

It was further added in the affidavit that discharge policy and prescribed Clinical Management Protocol was very lax. As such, a large number of patients were not given proper treatment in Delhi.

All that being said, the fatality rate in India is at 1.46 per cent, which is low compared to the global average rate of 2.36 per cent.

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