Over 50% Supreme Court staff test Covid positive, judges to hold virtual hearings

at 11:24 am
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

New Delhi (NVI): Following the spiraling COVID-19 crisis in the country, over 50 per cent of staff of the Supreme Court has tested positive for coronavirus.

In the apex court, the SC judges will now appear virtually for hearings.

The entire court complex was being sanitised and the judges are expected to begin proceedings an hour later than the scheduled time, according to media reports.

The court, which conducted virtual hearings for most of the last year due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, restarted physical proceedings only recently, in March.

India is experiencing a second wave of coronavirus with around 10 lakh new cases being reported over the past week.

Today was the sixth consecutive day it reported over a lakh daily cases with 1,68,912 new infections — the highest ever daily surge till now.

The country currently leads the world in the daily average number of new infections reported in more than two weeks, accounting for one in every six infections reported globally each day.