‘You were shaken out of slumber’: High Court raps Delhi govt over Covid-19 surge

Delhi High Court on Thursday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party-led government in the national capital over the ballooning cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Hitting out at the government over the delay in bringing measures to check the spread, the high court said, “You were shaken out of slumber, you turned turtle after we asked questions.”

“Why did you wait for 18 days to restrict the number of attendees at weddings? How many died of Covid-19 during this period?” the high court also asked the Delhi government, according to news agency PTI. The court also noted that the quantum of fine for not wearing masks and not maintaining social distancing does not appear to be a deterrent.

Delhi government on Wednesday put a cap on a number of attendees to be allowed at a wedding as Covid-19 cases are rising in the city.Now, only 50 people will be allowed at weddings in Delhi, down from a cap of 200.

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal has given approval for the revised limit.

Since the last week of Delhi has been reeling under the third wave of Covid-19 when the cases of infection started to spurt. On October 28, the daily number of cases breached the 5,000-mark for the first time since the outbreak began. On November 11, the city reported another record hike as more than 8,000 were contracted the Covid-19 in a day.

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