The Allahabad High Court issued a series of directives to the government of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday as the state saw an increase in the number of coronavirus cases. The court instructed the Yogi government to consider a nighttime curfew situation to tackle the second wave of COVID-19 and also called on the government to verify the viability of vaccination for all.
A division bench made up of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Judge Siddhartha Varma gave these instructions.
During the nomination and campaigning for the Panchayat elections, he called on the government to ensure that the coronavirus guidelines are followed.
The court ordered the police and the district administration to ensure that there is 100% masking in every district in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
He said a door-to-door vaccination program should be chalked up and the government should examine the viability of imposing a nighttime curfew to verify social gatherings in the late evening.
The court ordered the district administration, including police authorities, to verify that there is no overcrowding in any place.
Classes 1-8 schools in Uttar Pradesh were closed until April 11. At the same time, schools in state exams will be conducted with COVID-19 guidelines and protocols in place.
Meanwhile, the death toll from COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh rose to 8,924 on Tuesday, with another 30 people succumbing to the disease while 5,928 new cases in one day brought the number of infections to 6, 39,928.
In light of the recent surge in daily coronavirus cases in the state capital, the Allahabad High Court Lucknow bench has stopped the physical hearing of cases and decided to hold cases only. urgent by videoconference. From now on, the decision is for this whole week.
Previously, the Gujarat High Court had also ordered the state government to make a decision on the weekend curfew. The High Court observed the need to lock down the state and ordered the state government led by Vijay Rupani to make a decision on the matter within the next three to four days.