COVID situation in the country going from bad to worse, observes Supreme Court
New Delhi: Supreme Court stated that the COVID situation in the country is going from bad to worse. The apex court instructed the central government to take strict measures to tackle the pandemic. The court also asked state governments to act beyond politics.
The court observed that state governments were not properly implementing the guidelines issued by the central government. “80 percent of the people taking part in festivals are not wearing masks. Some are wearing it on their chins,” the SC added.
The court said that there should not be any complacency in preventive measures until the vaccines are made available in the country.
The central government stated in the court that in the current context, 70 percent of the cases in the country are reported from 10 states including Kerala. It was also mentioned in the affidavit that Kerala contributes to 14.7 percent of the total cases. Maharashtra has reported the most number of COVID cases, with 18.9 percent of the total cases in the country.
Kerala filed a report in the Supreme Court stating that all COVID related deaths are being reported in the state. The bodies of people who are suspected to have died due to COVID are also examined in detail. The report also stated that Kerala’s testing is done as per the guidelines released by International Statistical Classification of Diseases.
The Supreme Court will consider the report filed by Kerala on Tuesday. The apex court has taken Suo motu cognizance of the Rajkot hospital fire case. The court instructed the Gujarat government to file a report in connection with the incident.