Measures Taken To Contain COVID-19 In UP Not Enough: Allahabad High Court

Measures Taken To Contain COVID-19 In UP Not Enough: Allahabad High Court

UP has reported 1,97,388 COVID-19 instances up to now. (File)


Taking a severe word of the spurt in COVID-19 instances in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday noticed that the measures being taken to curb the unfold are usually not adequate.

A bench of justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar made the crucial statement in opposition to the federal government’s efforts to comprise the disaster after softening its remarks, saying it doesn’t doubt “the government’s will” to curb it.

“We do not doubt government’s will but we are equally conscious that measures being taken are not enough and needed to be made more severe and stringent but of course, workable too at the same time,” the bench noticed.

While issuing numerous instructions to the state authorities, the bench, in one among its observations, additionally mentioned, “When we have to balance between bread and butter and life, the latter has to prevail.”

“Food is for life to survive and not vice-versa. We do not think that a lockdown for a fortnight would bring the economy of the state to such a halt that people would die of hunger,” the bench noticed, apparently suggesting the federal government to impose one other lockdown for a fortnight.


The bench directed Uttar Pradesh chief secretary to inform it if there was any plan of motion to comprise the an infection when the financial system was reopened after the nationwide lockdown and if it was ever carried out.

The courtroom additionally requested the chief secretary if any motion had been taken in opposition to district authorities who had not adopted the plans, if there was any.

The bench was listening to a public curiosity lawsuit searching for higher amenities at quarantine centres.

It additionally requested the chief secretary to give you a street map to deal with the unfold of an infection from now onwards by the following date of listening to.

After giving its instructions to the federal government, the bench slated the matter for subsequent listening to on August 28.

The courtroom on a number of events through the listening to of the matter in previous too had issued numerous instructions to the federal government to examine the unfold of coronavirus within the state.

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