University of Asia Pacific Journal of Law & Policy

Writ petition seeks national plan for preventing spread of Covid-19

A writ petition was filed today with the High Court seeking its directive on the government to formulate national short-, mid- and long-term plan in order to prevent spread of Covid-19 and to provide vaccine to all vulnerable citizens -- irrespective of age.

Supreme Court lawyers Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab and Mohammed Kawar jointly submitted the petition as a public interest litigation to the HC, also requesting the court to order the authorities concerned of the government to purchase and supply sufficient oxygen, medicines -- including vaccines -- and equipment for the Covid-19 patients.