Breach in Covid protocols will hasten third wave: Delhi HC asks Centre to take stringent measures

New Delhi; The Delhi High Court on Friday flagged a warning against the third wave of coronavirus, taking note of violations in markets in the national capital even as the second wave of the deadly virus remains prevailing across the country. The breaches will only hasten the third wave of coronavirus, the court said. 

The high court also issued a notice to the Centre and the Aam Aadmi party-led Delhi government, asking them to file a status report. It also asked authorities to make strict measures against violators and sensitise shopkeepers.

“We have paid a huge price in the second wave. We don’t know if there is any household which has not suffered in the second wave, closely or remotely,” the Delhi High Court bench comprising of Justice Navin Chawla and Justice Asha Menon noted. 

It also asked the Centre and Delhi government to take strict measures, sensitise shopkeepers and hold meetings with markets and vendors associations  to arrest the spread of the virus. 

Shops, malls and restaurants in Delhi reopened on Monday after Covid-19 graph saw declining trends for last few weeks. 

As the part of the unlock phase, the government also allowed weekly markets to open but only 50 per cent of vendors and only one market in each municipal zone.

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