The Allahabad HC has ordered the authorities to closely monitor the wearing of masks for at least the next 30 days.
The Uttar Pradesh government has been directed by the Allahabad High Court to ensure strict monitoring and mandatorily enforce the rule of wearing face masks in six districts of UP, which have been the most affected by COVID-19. The HC on Tuesday said that the crowded areas should be monitored in these districts 24x7, with drone cameras. A division bench of Justice Siddharth Verma and Justice Ajit Kumar, which is keeping an eye on the government's preparedness to deal with the pandemic, said that a similar campaign should be conducted in Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Kanpur, Prayagraj and Gautam Buddha Nagar.
Authorities to closely monitor the wearing of masks for at least the next 30 days
The Allahabad HC has ordered the concerned authorities to closely monitor the wearing of masks for at least the next 30 days, given that the COVID-19 cases in the state are again on a rise. Additionally, the order which prohibits the selling of food and drinks in the open, will remain in action for the next six weeks.
Prayagraj Senior Superintendent of Police, Shrestha Tripathi, who appeared in the High Court, said that a team of four constables has been formed to keep a continuous check on the situation. The police force will report to the police station in-charge every four hours and the court has even asked all the officials to monitor the list of constables through mobile phones.
The court even spoke to ICMR's Dr. Nivedita Gupta, through video conferencing about the availability of the corona vaccine and it has been assured that the vaccine would be available in the near future. The next date of hearing has been fixed for December 3.