A doctor has questioned in the Supreme Court the Centre’s new Standard Operating Procedure for front line Covid-19 healthcare workers by which it has ended the 14-day mandatory quarantine for them. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah took the affidavit filed by doctor Arushi Jain in her pending petition on record and gave time to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, to file the reply by next week.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has offered to mediate a standoff between India and China at the Himalayan border.
North and central India have been reeling under a severe heatwave and temperatures have soared over 47 degrees Celsius at a few places.
The National Aids Control Organisation has written to the Union ministry of social justice sharing the concerns of injecting drug users, transgender persons, men having sex with men (MSM), female sex workers and people living with HIV/AIDS who are facing livelihood, food and shelter related challenges in the ongoing lock down to combat Covid-19.
“Due to the dispute between the Centre and the Maharashtra government, lakhs of migrant labourers are still suffering badly, which is sad and unfortunate. It is important to stop levelling of charges and pay attention to these helpless people so that their lives can be saved from being completely ruined,” she said in a tweet in Hindi.
The Dehradun district administration put a notice on the minster’s house which stated that “members of the house are advised to stay inside and not meet people outside from May 20 to June 3.”