On June 2, 2020, District Judge of the Rohini District Court complex tested positive for COVID-19. Previously, on May 31, 2020, District Judge R P Pandey’s wife was found to be COVID-19 positive. The judge last visited the courts complex on Saturday. Accordingly, both have quarantined and are undergoing treatment at home.
The judges who came in contact with the district judge got themselves tested for COVID-19. Additionally, two other judges tested negative. Besides the judges, the court staff of the district court also tested for COVID-19, and results remain anticipated. Advocate Mahavir Sharma, President, Rohini Court Bar Association informed that all steps have been taken to control the transmission of the virus in the Rohini Court Complex.
Earlier, on April 27, 2020, a Supreme Court employee tested positive for COVID-19. Even though, the Supreme Court restricted its functioning since March 23, 2020. The apex court is taking up matters for hearing only through video conferencing. Chief Justice S.A. Bobde on several occasions has pointed out the necessity to follow social distancing guidelines in order to curb the spread of coronavirus. The Supreme Court expects to issue an official confirmation of this development soon. As well as is likely to begin sanitization and disinfecting process in the court premises in consultation with experts.