[COVID-19] Unfortunately The Rule Of Wearing Of Mask Which Is Meant For Safety Of People Needs To Be Enforced Through Coercive Measures: Tripura HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[COVID-19] Unfortunately The Rule Of Wearing Of Mask Which Is Meant For Safety Of People Needs To Be Enforced Through Coercive Measures: Tripura HC [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay30 Sep 2020 2:24 AMShare This – xWhile perusing the affidavit and the accompanying documents filed by the State Government, the Tripura High Court on Monday (28th September) observed that on 18th and 19th September 2020 the State Government had carried out a special drive for violation of the directives for wearing masks in public.The Division Bench of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S. Talapatra further observed,”It…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile perusing the affidavit and the accompanying documents filed by the State Government, the Tripura High Court on Monday (28th September) observed that on 18th and 19th September 2020 the State Government had carried out a special drive for violation of the directives for wearing masks in public.The Division Bench of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S. Talapatra further observed,”It may not be possible for the administration to carry on the drive at the same level of intensity, however, we would request the State Government to ensure that the violations for not wearing masks are detected and penalty collected as per the rules and regulations.”It may be noted that the Tripura High Court on Friday (18th September) made a few observations and suggestions for the consideration of the State Government which in Court’s opinion “would enable the administration to handle the Coronavirus care better.”The Division Bench of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S. Talapatra put forth such suggestions and observations after perusing the affidavit dated 17th September 2020 filed by Dr. Subhasis Debbarma, Director to the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Tripura in response to the Court’s order dated 11th September 2020.Court’s Observations on Monday (28th September)The Court observed that by all accounts maintenance of social distancing and wearing of masks in public are the two most effective measures to stop the spread of the virus. This cannot be the sole responsibility of the administration.Further, the Court was of the view that the members of the public also must be conscious and responsible.Most importantly, the Court observed,”It is unfortunate that a measure, such as wearing of the mask which is simple and which is meant for the safety of the person himself or herself, needs to be enforced through coercive measures. Unlike the safety measures, such as wearing a seat belt in a car or helmet on a two-wheeler, the person breaching the rule of wearing a mask in public not only exposes himself or herself, but also other members of the society by being careless.” (emphasis supplied)The Court further remarked,”We can only request the members of the public to aid the efforts of the administration by being more responsible and wear masks in public, particularly at congested public places like markets.”The Advocate General informed the court that there is a drop in the number of testing primarily because the Government has decided to stop testing every person landing at the airport, railway station as well as in the international borders, which was previously done.To this the Court said,”This may be a matter of Government policy with respect to which we have no comments to offer. However, if on account of this policy decision the testing capability of the Government has been spared, should it not be diverted for testing other members of the public which will give a better assessment to the administration about the current status of the coronavirus in the State. We would request the Government to consider this aspect.”Notably, the Central Expert Team had visited the State Government and during a weeklong stay had inspected the coronavirus treatment centres and had submitted a report, a copy of which was supplied by the Advocate General to the Court.The Court noted that this report has made various suggestions and recommendations for improvement of the coronavirus treatment.The Court was informed that the State Government has already initiated steps for implementing the recommendations of the committee.To this, the Court directed the State to file an action taken report on the next date of hearing.Further, the Court requested the Government to form a team of senior doctor/s and administrator who would periodically visit the COVID hospital, inspect the treatment and the facilities available at the centre and make recommendations and suggestions to the Government. If this is already done, the same shall be stated in the affidavit. Reports and suggestions of the team shall be shared with the Court.Lastly, the Counsel Mr. Deb (Amicus Curiae) submitted that there were two internal reports about the quality of medical equipment, such as PPE kits which the Government had obtained.To this the Court said,”If there was any such inquiry leading up to the reports as suggested, the affidavit shall disclose the details thereof.”Matter has been listed for further hearing on 05th October.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Walker faces Man City probe after hosting ‘sex party’ during lockdown

first_imgKyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Manchester City after reportedly breaking coronavirus lockdown conditions by hosting a “sex party” even though he has advised people to stay at home.The England defender, 29 has apologized after the Sun newspaper reported that he invited two call girls to his flat on Tuesday.On Wednesday Walker posted on social media, urging the public to follow government guidelines on social distancing. The Villa captain went to a party last weekend and was pictured next to a road in slippers, just hours after he posted a video urging fans to stay safe at home on social media.Grealish apologized and was fined and disciplined by Villa.Football is on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak and City will now look into Walker’s conduct.A club statement said: “Our staff and players have been working to support the incredible efforts of the NHS (National Health Service) and other key workers in fighting the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus in any way we can. Kyle’s actions in this matter have directly contravened these efforts.”We are disappointed to hear the allegations, note Kyle’s swift statement and apology, and will be conducting an internal disciplinary procedure in the coming days.” Topics :center_img Britain reported 621 more deaths from COVID-19 as of 1600 GMT on Saturday, taking the total toll to 4,934. “I want to apologize to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down,” Walker said in a statement.”There are heroes out there making a vital difference to society at the moment and I have been keen to help support and highlight their amazing sacrifices and life-saving work over the past week.”Walker is the second high-profile Premier League player to have been caught flouting the government’s guidelines after Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.last_img read more

Z4 Products gives Deery Series awards

first_imgAMES, Iowa (March 24) – Two drivers receive awards from Z4 Products at each Deery Brothers Summer Series event this season. Both the pole starter and the Sunoco Race Fuels drawing winner for all IMCA Late Model tour features get bottles of leak sealer and cooling conditioner from the fourth-year sponsor from Ames, Iowa.The 28th annual series opens Saturday, April 5 at Crawford County Speedway. The finale is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4 at West Liberty Raceway. More information about Z4 Products is available by calling 515 231-0809. “Adding the Z4 products to these two areas of recognition really enhances the prize package of fluids drivers are already receiving,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Z4 is a local company to partner with this series and we couldn’t be happier to have their unwavering support.”last_img read more