The Supreme Court has sought a status report from Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Assam in two days over the spike the coronavirus cases in these states.
“We are hearing of a huge spike in the current month. We want a latest status report from all states. Worse things may happen in December if states aren’t well prepared,” the top court said, asking the four states for a report on the present situation and the management of patients and steps taken to ease the situation.
Delhi has been struggling to contain the surge in coronavirus cases that have crossed 5.29 lakh, making it the sixth-worst-hit state.
Maharashtra, meanwhile, continues to be the state with the highest number of Covid cases. The caseload has crossed 17.8 lakh with 5,753 new cases on Sunday.
Gujarat has seen a recent spike in its virus cases, forcing the state government to impose night curfew in cities such as Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara. The Vijay Rupani government also decided not to reopen schools and colleges today.