The Supreme Court today (30) has denied the petitions filed in objection to the extraordinary gazette notification issued by the Health Ministry barring anyone who is not fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus from entering public places.
The petitions were denied as per a majority decision of the five-member Supreme Court bench.
On January 25, the Health Ministry issued an extraordinary gazette declaring that anyone entering public places should be fully vaccinated against the virus as a mandatory requirement and should be holding proof of vaccination in possession. The gazette stated that full-vaccination stands for the relevant person being administered with the required doses of the anti-Covid vaccine as specified by the Director General of Health Services.
The gazette was declared to be in effect from April 30, 2022.