Consider lockdown to curb spread of Covid-19: Supreme Court tells Centre, states

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published Published on May 3, 2021   modified Modified on May 3, 2021

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* The SC has asked the Central and state governments to put on record the efforts taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 and the measures that they plan on taking in the near future

In the wake of the second wave of Covid-19, the Supreme Court has directed the Central and state governments to consider imposing a ban on mass gatherings and super spreader events.

"We would seriously urge the Central and State governments to consider imposing a ban on mass gatherings and super spreader events. They may also consider imposing a lockdown to curb the virus in the second wave in the interest of public welfare," the SC said.

"Having said that, we are cognizant of the socio-economic impact of a lockdown, specifically, on the marginalised communities. Thus, in case the measure of a lockdown is imposed, arrangements must be made beforehand to cater to the needs of these communities," the apex court added.

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