Allahabad High Court Issues Further Directions to Curb Spread of COVID-19 in U.P. [READ ORDER]

On 25.08.2020 the Allahabad High Court directed the Chief Secretary of the State to submit a detailed report on various points framed by the Court for preventing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Uttar Pradesh and listed the matter for Today (READ HERE).

Today, when the matter was taken up, a request was made on behalf of the State Government to grant further time to file the required affidavit. The said request has been accepted by the court with the following observation:

“We hope and trust that valuable steps would be taken by the next date fixed and a complete road map would be there by which public movement could be minimized. We expect stricter time schedules for shops would be there and also every effort would be made to minimize conglomeration of people in public places and in public vehicles. Here it may be mentioned that even though timings of various commercial activities may be substantially reduced but medical shops and dispensaries might be an exception.” 

The Court also passed number of directions on various applications moved by the concerned parties, which in nutshell are as follows:

  1. On the next date the State will inform as to how the issue of spitting around the city after chewing Pan, Gutkha and Khaini is dealt. 
  2. On the next date the State will inform as to how markets such as cattle fair are organized despite COVID-19 guidelines.
  3. The state will also inform as to whether last year students of MBBS can be employed to help in treatment of COVID-19 patients.
  4. The Court has directed DM, kanpur Nagar to conduct an enquiry into the grievance raised by a letter petition, alleging  that the dead body of a person who had died of COVID-19 virus was not being handed over to his relatives because the hospital was demanding Rs. 14.50 Lacs even though they had already paid Rs. 11 lacs to the hospital.
  5. The Court has directed Nagar Nigam to take all possible action to remove all stray cattle and stray dogs from the city. Stray cattle which are a great cause for accident and stray dogs which are on many an occasion rabid are of a great concern to the city. In this time of pandemic when people are worried about their safety stray cattle and stray dogs must compulsorily be removed to avoid any nuisance. 
  6. The Corporators in the 80 wards in the Municipal Limits of the district of Prayagraj may be directed to individually see that all residents of their wards follow the Covid-19 guidelines

The matter has now been posted for 31.08.2020

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