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AG KK Venugopal In Quarantine After Colleague Tests Positive For COVID-19

Radhika Roy
7 Sep 2020 7:20 AM GMT
AG KK Venugopal  In Quarantine After Colleague Tests Positive For COVID-19
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The Supreme Court was informed by Additional-Solicitor General SV Raju that Attorney-General for India KK Venugopal is in self-quarantine after one of his colleagues tested positive for COVID-19.

A Bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta were hearing a matter pertaining to appointment to various Tribunals when the ASG sought for an adjournment on the grounds that the AG was in quarantine.

Accordingly, the Bench listed the matter on September 15.

Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta spoke to LiveLaw and stated that the AG himself was "fit and fine" and self-isolation was a precautionary measure.

"One of AG's colleagues is COVID positive. AG is in self-isolation as a precaution. Otherwise he himself is fit and fine", informed the SG.

It has further been reported that the entire office has gone into self-isolation.

The total number of Coronavirus cases in India has reached 4.3 million, as of today. This tally has effectively led to India overtaking Brazil as the country with the second-highest recorded cases as 90,000 fresh cases were reported in the previous 24 hours.

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