Allahabad High Court directs to monitor mandatory rule of wearing mask in 6 districts through drone cameras

Prayagraj, 24 November: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed to strictly monitor the mandatory rule of wearing masks in the six districts most affected by the coronavirus infection.

The court has said that these districts should be monitored seven days a week, round the clock with drone cameras.

The order not to sell food and drinks will remain in force for the next six weeks.

The court has directed intensive monitoring for at least the next thirty days.

A bench of Justice Siddharth Verma and Justice Ajit Kumar, which is monitoring the government’s preparedness to deal with the Covid-19 infection, said that the campaign to monitor and mandate wearing masks in crowded areas should be conducted for at least thirty days.

A similar campaign should be conducted in most affected districts like Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Kanpur and Gautam Budh Nagar and Prayagraj and monitored round the clock with available drone cameras.

The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prayagraj, who appeared on the court’s order, said that a team of four constables has been formed for continuous surveillance.

The SSP has also instructed the other officers of the district to hand over at least four hours of monitoring reports in their respective areas daily to the concerned station in-charge.

The court has asked all the Advocate Commissioners to monitor the list of constables through the mobile numbers written on the SSP. Or you can monitor in any other way.

The court has directed Additional Advocate General Manish Goyal to present the report of surveillance on the next hearing.

The Advocate Commissioner informed that the food shops on the side of the road are not following the rule of not selling goods in the open.

The court said that the local Food and Drug Administration department should ensure that the food items are sold only in packing, no one should be able to sell food in the open. This rule will continue for another six weeks.

The court has sought a report on December 3 for the next hearing on this.

The court spoke to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Dr Nivedita Gupta regarding video availability through the Corona vaccine.

She informed the court about the progress of the vaccination program and assured that the Corona vaccine will be available in the near future.

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