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[Covid-19 Risk] KHCAA Requests Kerala HC Chief Justice To Discontinue Physical Sittings & Filings Till June 30 [Read Letter]

20 Jun 2020 8:16 AM GMT
[Covid-19 Risk] KHCAA Requests Kerala HC Chief Justice To Discontinue Physical Sittings & Filings Till June 30 [Read Letter]
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The Kerala High Court Advocates' Association (KHCAA) has requested the Chief Justice Of the High Court to discontinue the physical sittings and physical filings till 30th June, in the wake of the report that a policeman who entered the Court has been tested positive for Covid-19 virus.

A judge of the Kerala High Court has gone into quarantine as a policeman who was tested positive for Covid-19 reportedly entered the High Court.

The Association suggested that the consideration of admission matters on video conferencing can be continued. To enable consideration of all matters a few division benches also may be constituted on video conferencing, the President and the Secretary of the Association said in their letter to the Chief Justice.

"While the possibilities of further contacts for the officer who came to the Court are less, we may not be able to exhaustively list out all possible contacts of the said person. Further, secondary contacts, i.e. primary contacts of the persons who are now in quarantine also cannot be assessed with any kind of certainty. In such circumstances, continuing with physical sitting would be very risky at this juncture.", the letter reads.

The Police officer, who was later tested positive for Covid-19 virus, had reportedly entered the High Court to submit a file to a Government pleader who was present in one of the courts in the High Court. It is also learnt that this file was handed over to judge for his perusal. After this news surfaced, the Judge and his staffs, the Special Government Pleader, and some staff of the AG's office have all gone into quarantine.

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