Supreme Court Employee Contracts COVID-19.

On April 27, 2020, a Supreme Court employee tested positive for COVID-19. The family of the employee is put into home quarantine. The contact-tracing already initiated to ascertain the people who had come in contact with this employee. The contact-tracing team will conduct a complete screening of all the employees who have been working in the Supreme Court on April 16, 2020.

The Supreme Court employee who contracted the novel coronavirus suffered fever for two days after coming for work on 16 April and tested positive.  The Supreme Court employee had worked a full day on the court complex on April 16, 2020. As per the standard protocol, he has been admitted to a government hospital and is undergoing treatment. In addition to this, two Registrars asked to go into quarantine as a precautionary measure for 2 weeks.

Currently, the Supreme Court has restricted its functioning since March 23, 2020. Henceforth, 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.