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No ‘Covid-19 positive’ to be affixed outside Covid-19 patients’ homes: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court on Wednesday said no poster of ‘Covid-19 positive’ can be affixed outside patients houses as of now, since the guidelines issued by the Union government do not contain any such requirement. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah said the state governments and Union Territories can resort to the exercise only when any direction is issued by the competent authority under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. The court noted the guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on July 2 did not recommend for pasting of posters outside the residences of Covid-19 positive persons. The court also pointed out a letter that has been sent by the Centre to the States on November 19 against affixing of posters or other signage outside the residences of those found Covid-19 positive.

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