COVID 19 crisis at Supreme Court

over 50% of the Supreme Court (SC) staff has been tested positive

The grip of the deadly corona virus has now reached to the apex body of justice when over 50% of the Supreme Court (SC) staff has been tested positive for coronavirus. As many as 44 of 97 of the corona virus test has come to be positive on Monday.

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to revert to virtual hearings after the reports came. The top court is expected to issue a directions soon on the functioning of courts through video-conferencing during the pandemic. The SC judges will now appear for hearings from their homes via video conferencing. The entire court premises comprising courtrooms are being sanitised and the benches will sit an hour late from the scheduled time on Monday as judges held a meeting over the situation.All the benches which are scheduled to sit at 10:30am will sit at 11:30am, and those scheduled to sit at 11am will sit at 12 noon.

Several benches led by CJI (Chief Justice of India) S A Bodbe and justices UU Lalit, Ashok Bhushan, K M Joseph, and R. Subhash Reddy will now assemble an hour late in the courtrooms.

The National Capital on Sunday, April 11, registered the highest one-day surge in coronavirus cases till date.A total of 10,774 new cases were reported, with the total case tally surging to 7,25,197.

Meanwhile, the Centre has announced a ban on export of Remdesivir, used in coronavirus treatment and its Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, and asked all domestic manufacturers to display on their website details of their stockists and distributors. There were reports of shortage of drugs from states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

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