Refusing to accept the petitioner’s argument to “quarantine” all persons travelling to Delhi from swine flu-hit states to prevent the spread of the disease, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on a PIL seeking directions to the government to take steps to prevent spread of the disease.
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“There must be thousands of people coming into Delhi everyday. You want to keep all of them in custody for 24 hours?” asked the court of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw, after the advocate for the petitioner argued that quarantine was the best method of prevention. Advocate Gaurav Bahl told the court that 5,000 to 10,000 people from “infested” states were entering Delhi via trains and flights everyday.