Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up the AAP government over relaxing the COVID-19 norms of public gatherings and movement in the National capital even amid the wake of a rise in the number of COVID cases in the UT. The bench perused the latest Sero survey report, which signifies that one in four persons appears to be affected in Delhi.
Taking note of the Sero survey report, Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad issued directions to the Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government to file a status report explaining the preventive measures taken to control COVID-19 in view of the increasing cases in the capital and coming festive season.
High Court has considered the situation alarming and has asked the government if they have any special strategy to deal with the spike in COVID cases in Delhi at such a time when it has decided to relax the norms and unlock.
The bench also questioned the Delhi government’s decision to increase the guest limit to 200 people, which was earlier 100. Besides that, the High Court also sought the government’s reply on allowing fully occupied public transport.
Delhi HC has also expressed its concern over the coming festive season, which can act as a super spreader. Referring to the Sero survey report which depicts that Virus touched almost every household in Delhi, the High Court bench stated that Delhi is beating Maharashtra and Kerala which were earlier the most affected cities.
As per the Sero Survey report, the antibodies presence was detected in 25 percent of the persons tested, indicating that one in four people from Delhi has been infected by COVID-19.