Delhi High Court to hear ‘extremely urgent cases’ filed in 2021 only amidst rising COVID-19 cases

Delhi High Court to hear ‘extremely urgent cases’ filed in 2021 only amidst rising COVID-19 cases Delhi High Court refuses stay on new IT rules (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: Keeping in view the upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Territory region, the Delhi High Court has decided to hear only extremely urgent cases filed in the year 2021 only.

Delhi High Court released the order and said that “keeping in view the alarming rise in the COVID-19 cases in the NCT of Delhi, it has been ordered that all the benches of this court shall, with effect from April 19, 2021, take up extremely urgent matters filed in the year 2021 only.

The court also ordered that pending non-urgent matters filed between March 22, 2020, and December 31, 2020, shall not be taken up by the court and shall be adjourned “en bloc.”

Order of the Delhi High Court (Source: ANI)

 

Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that Commonwealth Games Village and numerous schools are being tuned facilities for coronavirus patients, as the national capital continues to fight against the novel virus.

During his public address on Sunday, the Delhi CM also revealed that beds, oxygen and essential drugs are in short supply as Delhi recorded nearly 24,000 new cases on Saturday evening.

He said, “Positivity rate increased from 24% to 30% in last 24 hours. Less than 100 ICU beds left & there’s an oxygen shortage. Spoke to Dr Harsh Vardhan yesterday & Amit Shah Ji this morning regarding the lack of beds & informed them that we’re in dire need.”

India reported more than 261,000 cases on Sunday, as the country reported 2,61,500 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The new infections, showing no signs of slowing down rose from 2,34,692 cases reported a day earlier, staying above 200,000-mark since April 15. The country reported a high of 2,00,739 cases on Thursday.

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