“Impose a 2-week lockdown in UP we request you with folded hands”: HC

Impose a 2-week lockdown in UP we request you with folded hands: HC
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The Allahabad High Court Tuesday asked the UP government to impose a two-week lockdown. The direction comes in view of the COVID-19 crisis in the state.

The high court was hearing a suo moto case on the COVID-19 crisis in UP. The court stressed that the cases are blowing out of proportion and a lockdown may help.

The court also pointed out the shortage of doctors, medical staff, oxygen among others.

“There is no L1, L2. Everything is good on paper, but the fact is that there is shortage. With folded hands, we request you to exercise your discretion.”

Earlier, the Supreme Court had stayed the Allahabad High Court’s order for lockdown in five cities of UP.

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