COVID-19: Bombay HC orders Maha govt to consider imposing complete 15-day lockdown like last year

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: April 30, 2021 10:40 AM2021-04-30T10:40:56+5:302021-04-30T10:43:11+5:30

Despite strict restrictions imposed by the Maharashtra government to break the corona chain, the High Court observed that citizens ...

COVID-19: Bombay HC orders Maha govt to consider imposing complete 15-day lockdown like last year | COVID-19: Bombay HC orders Maha govt to consider imposing complete 15-day lockdown like last year

COVID-19: Bombay HC orders Maha govt to consider imposing complete 15-day lockdown like last year

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Despite strict restrictions imposed by the Maharashtra government to break the corona chain, the High Court observed that citizens of the state were leaving their homes unnecessarily without following covid protocols and directed the state government to impose strict lockdown for 15 days like last year.

Nilesh Navlakha and Sneha Marjadi have filed a PIL in the second wave of corona on the issue of shortage of oxygen, Remedesivir, beds, etc. in the state and corona related issues.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni of the Bombay High Court ordered the Maharashtra government to consider imposing at least a 15-day lockdown like last year.

"You (citizens) want everything. You want to have Kumbh, weddings, festivals. You also don't want to follow restrictions. If the authorities are doing their work but citizens aren't following the norms then the citizens are waiting for a third wave?" Justice Kulkarni observed.

"It is also for the people to be conscious and to show some caring attitude for the fellow men. Blaming only the authorities won't work when the resources are limited," the chief justice added. 

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