News Updates[Covid-19] Allahabad High Court Asks UP Govt To Consider Administering Vaccines To All Citizens Including Those Below 45 Yrs Of Age Akshita Saxena6 April 2021 5:45 AMShare This – xIn view of the threat posed by the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the Allahabad High Court has asked the State Government to consider administering vaccine to all the citizens and not just those who are above 45 years of age. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma specifically expressed concern for such students who are to appear in…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?LoginIn view of the threat posed by the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the Allahabad High Court has asked the State Government to consider administering vaccine to all the citizens and not just those who are above 45 years of age. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma specifically expressed concern for such students who are to appear in the Uttar Pradesh High School and Intermediate Examinations. “We deem it appropriate to ask the State Government to check the viability of vaccination for one and all and not for just citizens above the age of 45 years. Government should check the viability of inoculating such students who are to appear in the Uttar Pradesh High School and Intermediate Examinations,” the Bench said. [A countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out by the Centre on January 16. The first phase of vaccination was limited to healthcare workers. Thereafter, vaccination of the frontline workers started from February 2. Recently, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that from April 1, all people above 45 years of age, including people without comorbidity, shall be entitled to get Covid-19 vaccine] The High Court has also asked the Government to chalk out a “a door-to-door vaccination programme”, to combat the recent surge in positive cases. The observation was made during hearing of a suo moto case registered by the High Court last year to address Covid-related issues. During the hearing held today, the Bench noted that even though the State Government has taken necessary steps to meet the threat of the second wave of COVID-19, but the directions given by the State are not being complied with by the public at large. “General public should also realise its responsibility towards the COVID-19 protocol,” the Bench remarked while directing the District Magistrates of all the districts in the State of Uttar Pradesh to ensure strict and definite compliance of the directions issued by the Government of Uttar Pradesh from time to time to meet with the threat of COVID-19. In addition, thereof, the Bench issued the following directions: District Administration including Police Authorities are once again earnestly get into action and see that there is 100 per cent masking in every district of the State of Uttar Pradesh. The Director General of Police should on his own level chalk out a programme for this purpose.District Administration including Police Authorities should see that no crowding takes place in any place all over the State of U.P. If it finds that any particular place is likely to get crowded, then it should cordon off that area and see that people do not huddle.The Panchayat Raj Elections should also be conducted in such a manner that no congregation of people takes place. Be it nomination, be it canvassing or be it the actual voting, it should be seen that all COVID-19 protocols are observed.State Government shall examine viability to have night curfew to check late evening and high social gatherings.State Government may also examine viability to provide masks and sanitizers to one by utilising the amount recovered on account of violation of COVID-19 protocol. The matter is fixed for further consideration on April 8, 2021. Case Title: In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres… Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Story
Smart et al. (2014) suggested that the detection of nitrate spikes in polar ice cores from solar energetic particle (SEP) events could be achieved if an analytical system with sufficiently high resolution was used. Here we show that the spikes they associate with SEP events are not reliably recorded in cores from the same location, even when the resolution is clearly adequate. We explain the processes that limit the effective resolution of ice cores. Liquid conductivity data suggest that the observed spikes are associated with sodium or another nonacidic cation, making it likely that they result from deposition of sea salt or similar aerosol that has scavenged nitrate, rather than from a primary input of nitrate in the troposphere. We consider that there is no evidence at present to support the identification of any spikes in nitrate as representing SEP events. Although such events undoubtedly create nitrate in the atmosphere, we see no plausible route to using nitrate spikes to document the statistics of such events.