It is for the first time in recent history that almost the entire world is faced with a shared threat - theCovid-19 pandemic. Despite specific contexts and capabilities of countries and communities, there are potential lessons to be learnt from their strategies and experiences in tackling this shared threat.

Interim order passed by the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Kerala Private Hospitals Association Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 07/07/2021.

The matter related to supply of oxygen to private hospitals in Kerala and directions to stop the suppliers of oxygen from increasing the price of oxygen during the period of pandemic. It was brought to the attention of the court that without fixing the transportation cost that can be charged by the manufacturer/supplier of oxygen, the Ext.P5 order cannot be effectively implemented.

Order of the High Court of Tripura dated 25/06/2021 regarding management of Covid-19 situation in Tripura.

The HC directed the state to cover as many as possible under vaccination programme as per the availability of vaccine doses with the state administration which would ensure maximum coverage of vaccination within the shortest possible time.

Order of the High Court of Meghalaya dated 23/06/2021 on making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory in the state, before he or she resumes their businesses.

The High Court directed that all shops/establishments/local taxis/auto-rickshaws/maxi cabs and buses should display prominently at a conspicuous place, a sign "vaccinated' in the event all employees and staff of the concerned shop/establishment are vaccinated.

Order of the High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital dated 23/06/2021 regarding preparedness of the state to deal with the third wave of Covid-19, rising black fungus cases and opening of the Char Dham Yatra.

The High Court expressed its dissatisfaction at the affidavit furnished by Amit Negi, Secretary, Medical Health and Family Welfare by calling it incomplete and directed him to clarify the many points raised by the court -

Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide, according to WHO’s latest estimates, published in “Suicide worldwide in 2019”. Every year, more people die as a result of suicide than HIV, malaria or breast cancer ̶ or war and homicide.

Order of the High Court of Gujarat at Ahmedabad in the matter of Suo Motu Vs State of Gujarat dated 15/06/2021 regarding vaccination to combat Covid-19 in Gujarat.

The High Court directed the state of Gujarat to take all necessary actions to improve the health infrastructure in the state considering the "likelihood of third wave of pandemic by vigorously following testing, tracing and treatment".

Order of the Uttarakhand High Court in the matter of steps taken by the state government to address Covid-19.

The impact of a global pandemic on the world is still being felt. But which cities dealt with it the best and where does yours rank? The Liveability Index examines 140 cities worldwide to quantify the challenges presented to an individual’s lifestyle in the past year, for the first time taking into account this disrupting global event.

Up to a third of adults in Uganda have been excluded from vital healthcare and social services because they do not have national ID cards, according to a report.

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