Covid rules must be strict :SC
The Supreme Court has said that the rules imposed should be strictly followed until a vaccine is introduced. While in a affidavit canter govt blamed Delhi govt for not taking appropriate action to curb pandemic
masIt is time to strictly implement the policy, guidelines and standard operating procedures to contain the surge of coronavirus cases in the country, the Supreme Court stated.
The apex court also pulled up the states and said that they have to rise to the occasion and above politics to deal with covid.
The court’s remarks came as the Centre informed the court that 10 states contribute to nearly 77 per cent of the total COVID-19 caseload in the country.
Meanwhile India has reported 41,322 fresh COVID-19 cases till today, 4% lower than on Friday, taking its overall number to 93.51 lakh cases and 1,36,200 deaths, Union Health Ministry data shows. These numbers come even as a vaccine to fight back the virus seemed tantalisingly close. The states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala were the most affected ones, with deaths ranging from 23 to 85 in the past 24 hours.
Delhi recorded 5,482 new cases and 98 deaths. The city’s overall number of cases now stands at 5,56,744, with 8,909 deaths at a rate of 1.6%. Up to 64,455 tests were conducted across the city in the past 24 hours