The Allahabad High Court on Thursday expressed its displeasure over people roaming around on streets without wearing masks or adhering to COVID protocol. .The Court was also sympathetic towards police personnel saying that if they take action against violators, then it becomes subject to social media debate and come under heavy criticism. ."Go to the bazaar and see how many of them are roaming without masks, just take a look, it is the duty of the citizens also," the Court remarked. Advocate Devesh Saxena, who had filed an intervention application in the matter, submitted that the police is doing nothing and it is the duty of the State to protect its citizens."When the police takes an action it becomes subject of your social media, and it is criticized like anything," Chief Justice Sanjay Yadav responded. .The Bench also comprising Justice Prakash Padia, was hearing the suo motu case related to COVID-19 management in Uttar Pradesh. During the course of hearing, the Court questioned the government counsel on what steps have been taken till date to curb the pandemic."What action you have taken to curb the pandemic. It appears that pandemic will take a long time. We need to know about the steps you have taken to upgrade the primary and secondary health centers, in respect of infrastructure," the Court said. The Court noted that affidavits had been filed in this regard by the Central and State governments on June 7 and May 27 but the Bench sought to know the present status. The Court, therefore, directed the State government to file an affidavit apprising it of the present condition and the steps in place..[BREAKING] Death of COVID patients due to Oxygen shortage nothing less than genocide: Allahabad High Court orders inquiry [READ ORDER].The Court also questioned the State as to why the report filed by State was with respect to limited areas and not the whole state of Uttar Pradesh..Additional Advocate General, Manish Goyal submitted that the State had filed two affidavits pursuant to an order passed by the Court in which the Court had directed the State to come up with a programme and a report on certain specific rural areas."Was the impact of epidemic was more in these areas only? We direct the state government to filed a detailed and collated affidavit about the steps which have been taken to improve the conditions and infrastructure," the Court directed. .Further, the Court inquired about the vaccination process and the steps taken towards that end. The State told the Court that it is following the guidelines issued by the Central government in this regard. "You have to ensure that it has to be implemented. We want a status report. Much more is required to be done, because if you are going with this pace, then more need to be done," the Court said .Goyal also informed the Court that the State has constituted a committee of judicial officers, administrative officers and doctors which is addressing the grievances of the people. "Okay, we need an affidavit in this regard," the Court said. .Further, the Court also compared the death rate of Uttar Pradesh with Maharashtra and said that the State is doing its duty and that the Court cannot interfere in public matters. "There is no timeline which can be fixed for the State. Is there any timeline for common people?".The Court eventually directed the following:1. File an affidavit apprising the present status regarding the pandemic;2. Inform the court about the future planning to tackle the pandemic;3. Inform the Court about the steps taken to upgrade the primary and secondary health centers, in respect of infrastructure..The matter will be heard next on July 8. .The suo motu case was initially taken up Justice Govind Mathur, former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, while taking note of the condition of quarantine centers across the state of Uttar Pradesh.It then came to be posted before a Bench of Justices Siddhart Varma and Ajit Kumar which had passed a slew of strong orders.Subsequently, the Bench underwent a change after Justice Mathur retired as CJ leading to a change in roster.