High Court on Friday dismissed seeking the imposition of a strict lockdown in the national capital in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases. Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan refused to entertain the petitions after which the petitioners sought to withdraw them.

A petition filed by lawyer Anirban Mondal and his staff Pawan Kumar, the petitioner sought to withdraw the petition and did not press for hearing. 

Another petition filed by advocate Ankit Verma, was also dismissed.

Advocate Mridul Chakravarty, appearing for Mondal, said that his representation regarding the issue is pending before the government.

Meanwhile Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said that the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus will not be extended in the national capital. Delhi has a total number of 34,687 cases and 1,085 deaths. It ranks third in the total number of cases, behind Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

As Per the reports of ]MCD”s data, at least 2,098 people have died in the national capital due to novel coronavirus, more than twice the official figures reported by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

On the Other hand, the Supreme Court of India has termed the novel Coronavirus pandemic situation in the national capital as “horrific’. The apex court also observed that hospitals are not giving due care to keeping of bodies and not even informing family members about deaths. It also asked the Chief Secretary to take stock of the patient management system, and submit a status report on hospital staff, patient care.

The plea said that the Delhi government`s primary focus right now should not be on the monetary or economic aspects but on the health and safety of its people.

Delhi witnessed 101 new deaths in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 1,085 and a total of 10,956 new Coronavirus infections were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, making the tally to 2,97,535. Indian also became the fourth worst-hit nation by the deadly virus after the United States, Brazil, and Russia. Among the 4 India is the highly and densely populated country.

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