The High Courts of Calcutta and Jammu and Kashmir have been closed temporarily, due to Covid scare.
Judicial and administrative functioning of the Calcutta High Court has been suspended from tomorrow, i.e. July 10, 2020 till July 13, 2020 (Monday), on account of new phase of lock down in the city.
Through a notification issued by the Registrar General, the Chief Justice has directed to close the High Court for sanitization purposes as "considerable part" of the city have been declared as containment zones.
"It is hereby notified for information of all concerned that the Hon'ble the Chief Justice, High Court, Calcutta has been pleased to suspend the judicial and administrative works of High Court, Calcutta from 10.07.2020 (Friday) to 13.07.2020 (Monday) on account of new phase of lock down in Kolkata declaring considerable part of it as containment zones as also to conduct a thorough sanitization process in the 3(three) Buildings of Calcutta High Court," the notification reads.
As per the latest update, there are 2,814 active Covid cases in Kolkata.
The premises of the Srinagar wing of the J&K High Court were shut yesterday, after some CRPF personnel deployed there tested COVID positive. The High Court has been closed for two days, i.e. July 8 and 9, for sanitization purpose.
Urgent cases listed on 8th and 9th of July, 2020 in Srinagar wing of the High Court of J&K shall be taken up for consideration on 10th of July 2020. Dates in other matters will be given by the concerned Bench Secretary and will be posted on the website of the High Court of J&K on 11th of July 2020.
Recently, the Gujarat High Court was also closed down for three days, after few of its staff members tested Covid positive.
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