State Covid-19 Case Report: HC to TS govt

The Attorney General advised the court that the Covid situation in the state is now stable and said there are no reported deaths in the state. If an extraordinary situation arises, the state government is ready to take action to protect the public and therefore the PIL lot may be closed, the general counsel said.

Via the Newsmeter network Published on August 4, 2022 2:37 p.m. GMT


State Covid-19 Case Report: HC to TS govt

Hyderabad: A Bench of Telangana High Court comprising Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice C. Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy on August 4 heard a batch of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) regarding Covid-19 issues. The Bench ordered the state government to submit a situation report on Covid-19 in the state.

The Attorney General advised the court that the Covid situation in the state is now stable and said there are no reported deaths in the state. If an extraordinary situation arises, the state government is ready to take action to protect the public and therefore the PIL lot may be closed, the general counsel said.

However, the petitioner’s lawyer argued that the World Health Organization had warned countries that the fourth wave would continue until October 31, 2022.

Disaster management guidelines and provisions of the Epidemic Diseases (Prevention) Act 1893 are in effect and the central government on June 9 issued guidelines to all states to take precautions in view of the rise in Covid-19 cases. States that have seen more than 1,000 cases have been urged to take precautions, the petitioners’ attorney said.

Also, in the coming days, many holidays will be celebrated in the state and people will gather in large numbers. Under these circumstances, the PIL Covid-19 batch may not be closed, said counsel for the claimants.

According to the health bulletin released by the TS Health Department, the state reported 1,000 cases in August for the first time after the Omicron variant was identified. Telangana saw 1,061 new cases on August 4 and 1,054 cases on August 2.

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