Delhi High Court takes cognisance of Covid norms' violation in markets, says breach will hasten third wave

The court asks the Centre and Delhi govt to take strict measures, sensitise shopkeepers and hold meetings with vendor associations

Delhi High Court takes cognisance of Covid norms' violation in markets, says breach will hasten third wave

The rush at Chandni Chowk. PTI

New Delhi, June 18

The Delhi High Court on Friday took cognisance of the violation of Covid protocols in various markets in the national capital and observed that such breaches would only hasten the third wave, which could not be permitted at all.

The high court asked the Centre and Delhi government to take strict measures, sensitise shopkeepers and hold meetings with vendor associations.

Also read: India should brace for third Covid-19 wave by October, say health experts

A vacation bench of Justices Navin Chawla and Asha Menon took note of certain photographs sent to one of the judges of the high court by an AIIMS doctor showing scant regard for Covid protocols by street vendors in the markets.

"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 bench observed. PTI  

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