Over the last days, Delhi has been witnessing what Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the third peak of coronavirus.
The Arvind Kejriwal government was pulled up by the Delhi High Court today for relaxing safety norms for public gatherings and transport, as the city witnesses an unprecedented surge in the coronavirus infections. Observing that a city is now witnessing a bigger daily spike than big states like Maharashtra and Kerala, the court asked if the government has any concrete plan to control the situation.
The government has been asked to file a report of the steps it took over the last two weeks to control the spread of the infection.
A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramanium Prasad questioned why the government has increased the number of people allowed to attend gatherings from 50 to 200 This and the government’s latest order, allowing public transport to be fully occupied, could turn out to be “super spreaders” of the infection, the judges said.
The government also faced the judges’ wrath for not making the wearing of masks mandatory by law.
Over the last days, Delhi has been witnessing what Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called the third peak of coronavirus.