Delhi can soon become 'Corona capital', AAP govt has gone haywire on pandemic, says HC
The court made the remarks while hearing a bunch of petitions relating to the non-payment of salaries to doctors, paramedical staff, safai karamcharis, teachers, retired engineers and others employed with the BJP-run North Delhi Municipal Corporation
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday expressed displeasure over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the National Capital and observed that the city could soon become the " corona capital of the country".
A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad said the Delhi government has gone completely haywire on the pandemic.
The bench said the AAP government took the health of citizens for a ride and it will deal with it separately. The high court said the Delhi government made many claims that they are topping charts in testing but the number of cases has overshot.
"The city could soon become Corona capital of the country. Thanks to the number of cases shooting up," the bench said and added, "We are going to take it very seriously."
The remarks were made by the bench while hearing a bunch of petitions relating to non-payment of salaries to doctors, paramedical staff, safai karamcharis, teachers and retired engineers and others, employed with North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
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Meanwhile, around 75 doctors and 250 paramedics from the Central paramilitary forces headed to Delhi from different parts of the country to bolster the healthcare workforce as the National Capital faces a third wave of coronavirus cases.
The high court said the third wave of the infection was already underway in the National Capital and allowing a large gathering would result in people becoming 'super spreaders'
The Delhi government has sent a proposal to Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal to roll back its decision to allow public gathering of 200 people and restricted the number to 50 now