New Delhi: Amid the rising cases of coronavirus in the national capital, the Supreme Court on Friday told the Arvind Kejriwal government that there must not be any politics on the matter of the COVID-19 pandemic which has put citizens’ lives at stake.Also Read - Tomato Flu: 26 Cases Detected In Odisha | All You Need To Know About This Disease

“We want to send a message to the Delhi government that it must take the approach of cooperation. Please send message to the highest level that at extreme times, there should not be any political bickering. Politics is for the time of elections. Now the citizens’ lives are at stake. We want cooperation,” a Supreme Court Bench said today, according to NDTV. Also Read - Delhi Government Likely To Provide Subsidies On Purchase Of e-bike Soon

It also appreciated the work done by government officials to mitigate the effects of the unfolding crisis. Also Read - Employees Back to Office, But More Than 70% of TCS Techies Likely to Work From Home Till The End of 2022. Deets Here

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat was hearing a suo motu case in connection with the ongoing Covid crisis of the country.

In a hearing going on since 12 noon on Friday, the bench took note of the overall pandemic situation, including oxygen shortage, building pressure on the healthcare system, social media clampdown ‘attempt’ and difference in vaccine prices etc.