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SC orders to carry out COVID-19 tests in fruits, veggies imported from India


18 May 2020  

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KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order asking the government to ensure the vegetables and fruits imported from India and other countries have gone through COVID-19 test.

After hearing on the writ petition filed by five advocates including Mani Ram Upadhyaya and others, the joint bench of Justice duo Deepak Kumar Karki and Hari Phuyal directed the government to ensure no coronavirus risk is exposed by the vegetables and fruits imported from India.

Citing that the government’s indifference at the fruits and vegetables imported from India and other countries have violated the fundamental right to healthy food, advocate Mani Ram Upadhyaya and other lawyers had filed the writ against the government.

The SC order has asked the government to ensure the people’s life is not put to stake due to the unhealthy and untested fruits and vegetables imported from outside.

“The government should ensure that the goods and items like fruits and vegetables imported from India and other countries are tested against the pesticides and COVID-19,” the SC verdict says, “similarly, the fruits and vegetables produced domestically also deserve such tests as far as possible.”

People dread that the vegetables and fruits imported from outside have instigated the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Publish Date : 18 May 2020 06:52 AM

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