On Monday, May 2, the Supreme Court reportedly mentioned that no person can be forced to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The judiciary added that it is satisfied with the present vaccine policy.
Therefore, it added that it cannot be remarked that the inoculation policy is unreasonable or manifestly arbitrary, reports stated. Based on accounts, the SC declared that the government can curate policies and put in force certain conditions for the greater public good.
In addition to this, it uttered that the condition put into force by certain state governments and organizations that restrict the access of those unvaccinated against coronavirus to public places isn’t proportional.
Supreme Court says no individual can be forced to get vaccinated. The Court also says that it’s satisfied that the current vaccine policy can’t be said to be unreasonable & manifestly arbitrary.
SC says that govt can form policy&impose some conditions for the larger public good
— ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2022
Thus, the judiciary opines that the restricting policies should be recalled in the current conditions. Moreover, the SC directed the Centre to make public the records on the adverse effects of COVID-19 inoculation.
On the other hand, on Sunday, May 1, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope voiced that if coronavirus cases continue to increase in the state, the compulsory mask mandate will be put back into action, reported news agency ANI.
Tope added that the government’s purpose is to amplify the pace of inoculation, therefore, they will undertake all the requisite measures to vaccinate children.
Similarly, Maharashtra chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray, earlier last week urged citizens to wear face masks when outdoors. He believes that requisite precautions were necessary to curtail a possible fourth wave of COVID-19.