Supreme Court directs centre to ban the use of fumigation on humans; Global count of positive cases touches 48 million

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In a response to the Public interest litigation filed by a law student Gursimran Singh Narula, the Supreme Court bench tells the Centre to ban the use of fumigation and disinfectant tunnels used as measures to curb spread of Covid-19.

By: NDTV.Com Edited by Nishtha Narayan

The Supreme Court bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan on Thursday directed the centre to ban  the use of fumigation, disinfectant tunnel, sprays, ultraviolet rays on human beings as measures adopted to manage Covid-19. The Supreme Court took this action as these measures are harmful for human beings.

The order had come as a response to the Public Interest Litigation filed by law student Gursimran Singh Narula. In the PIL, Gursimran sought a complete ban on the usage, productions, advertisement, and installation of the sanitisation tunnels.

Solicitor Tushar Mehta advised the court that the health ministry has not issued any guidelines with regards to the use of ultraviolet for disinfection of humans for curbing Covid-19

The centre earlier told the court about the June 9th expert committee report that the use of disinfectant tunnels is clinically and psychologically harmful to the humans. On 7th September, the Supreme Court propelled the Centre’s by Why it had not banned the use of these measures despite this finding.

The centre also told the court that implementation of the guidelines issued  by the Union health ministry is the subject of the state and union territories. That the centre’s  duty is to provide financial support and guidance.

Presently the global Covid count stands at; over 48 Million positive cases and 1.2 million fatalities.

Union health ministry of India on its twitter handle announced that as of today there are 5,27,962 active Covid cases in India.

The source of the data is Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, Government of India