JERRYL BANAIT Vs. UNION OF INDIA
LAWS(SC)-2020-4-13
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on April 08,2020

Jerryl Banait Appellant
VERSUS
UNION OF INDIA Respondents

JUDGEMENT

- (1.)I.A. No. 48242 of 2020 - FOR INTERVENTION/IMPLEADMENT
Heard Mr. Jaideep Gupta, learned senior counsel for the intervener. The application for intervention is allowed.

Writ Petition (Civil) Diary No(s). 10795/2020

The Court convened through Video Conferencing.
A medical professional has filed this writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution of India as a Public Interest Litigation praying for various directions in reference to pandemic COVID-19.
(2.)The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared COVID-19 as pandemic on 11.03.2020. According to WHO, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which can cause illness in humans, known to cause respiratory infections. People can expose themselves to COVID-19 from others who carry the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. The droplets land on surfaces around the person and other people by touching these objects or surfaces can catch COVID-19. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets.
(3.)The Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has taken various measures for Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare facilities. The Coronavirus has already spread in about 200 countries of the World and is gradually spreading in our country-India.
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