CONTAGION OF COVID-19 VIRUS IN CHILDREN PROTECTION HOMES, IN RE Vs. CONTAGION OF COVID-19 VIRUS IN CHILDREN PROTECTION HOMES, IN RE
LAWS(SC)-2020-6-52
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on June 11,2020

Contagion Of Covid-19 Virus In Children Protection Homes, In Re Appellant
VERSUS
Contagion Of Covid-19 Virus In Children Protection Homes, In Re Respondents

JUDGEMENT

- (1.)It appears that 35 out of 57 children in a Protection Home at Royapuram, Chennai have been infected with COVID-19 and are hospitalized. The remaining children have been shifted to an adjacent building.
(2.)We direct the Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, State of Tamil Nadu and secretary to Social Welfare Department to submit a report giving details of the reasons for the spread of COVID-19 in the said Protection Home. The status of the health of children in conflict with law in various protection homes in the State of Tamilnadu shall be given in the report which shall be submitted by 15.06.2020.
(3.)A detailed order was passed by this Court in a Suo Motu Writ Petition on 3.4.2020 dealing with all issues pertaining to children in conflict with law. Several directions were given to the State Governments for taking preventive measures to protect children from the spread of COVID-19.
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