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50% Supreme Court Staff Test Positive, Judges To Work From Home

The entire court premise, including courtrooms, is now being sanitised, sources have said.

India’s spiraling Covid-19 crisis has hit the Supreme Court in a big way with up to 50 percent of its staff testing positive for the disease. The hearings will presently be held via video conferencing from home. The entire court premise, including courtrooms, is currently being sanitized, they said. The different seats will presently sit an hour later than their planned time.

India is experiencing a ferocious new wave of the pandemic with around 10 lakh new cases being reported over the past week. On Sunday alone, the nation added 1,52,879 new cases. It as of now drives the world in the day by day average number of new infections reported in more than two weeks, accounting for one in every six infections reported globally each day.

The numbers of passings has also surged, with the health ministry reporting 839 fatalities on Sunday – the most noteworthy in more than five months – taking the total to 1,69,275.