Capping of Price on N-95 Masks amid COVID-19 – Bombay HC to Union of India

21-05-2020

The Union of India has been asked by the Bombay High Court about the decision regarding capping the prices of N-95 masks that are being sold across the country in light of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A PIL was filed wherein directions were sought against hoarding, black marketing of N-95 masks in the State to ensure availability of these masks for 'Corona Warriors' in the State.

The PIL states that the petitioners wanted to acquire PPE Kits and N-95 masks to be distributed amongst the frontline workers in Mumbai to help them during the ongoing crisis. the petitioners were shocked to witness rampant black marketeering and profiteering in N95 masks and the abject failure of the State machinery to implement the order dated March 13, 2020 passed under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

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