Covid-19 spike: 'Why wait for 18 days to reduce wedding attendees number?' Delhi HC slams Kejriwal govt
New Delhi/IBNS: The Delhi High Court on Thursday slammed the government functioning in the national capital over its delay in reducing the number of attendees in a marriage ceremony in the wake of the spike in Covid-19 cases, media reports said.
Criticising the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government's flip-flop over the matter, the court said as quoted by NDTV, "Why wait till now to reduce the number of attendees at weddings? "Why did you wait for 18 days to restrict the number of attendees at weddings, how many died of Covid-19 during this period?"
"You were shaken out of slumber, you turned turtle after we asked questions," he added.
In view of the massive rise in Coronavirus in Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal government has reduced the number of attendees in a marriage ceremony from 200 to 50.
Just before festival Diwali, the national capital, the powers of which are shared by the local and central governments, witnessed the daily increase in Coronavirus cases to even beyond 7,000.