Mumbai: Delhi High Court on Thursday slammed the Arvind Kejriwal–led government asking why it waited for 18 days to restrict the number of attendees at weddings and asked how many died of COVID-19 during this period.
Delhi HC asked Delhi government on new measures to deal with COVID-19, “You were shaken out of slumber, you turned turtle after we asked questions,”
This happened after the national capital registered 131 deaths in a single day in the last 24 hours.
This means that one person died due to COVID-19 every 10 minutes or more than five deaths per hour.
Delhi HC has also mentioned that the amount of penalty for not wearing masks, maintaining social disturbances is not a deterrent.
Earlier, on 11 November, the HC pulled up the AAP government for the national movement and raised the eligibility criteria for meetings in the national capital, despite a sharp jump in COVID-19 cases.
The court also questioned whether the AAP government had any policy or strategy to deal with the “dangerous” situation in the national capital.
Delhi recorded 7,486 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the infection tally in the city to over 5 lakh, while 131 new fatalities, the highest single-day count to date, pushed the number of deaths to 7,943, authorities said.
The number of active cases in the city has now risen to 42,458 from 42,004, the previous day. The total number of cases has climbed to 5,03,084.