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Registry Official of Supreme Court succumbs to COVID-19 as pandemic rages on

By Dev Kumar Patel      24 November, 2020 04:27 PM      0 Comments
Registry Official of Supreme Court succumbs to COVID-19 as pandemic rages on

With the latest wave of Covid-19 infections doing the rounds in Delhi, Mr. Rajendra Rawat (aged 50 years), an officer of the Administration (General Branch) of the Supreme Court of India succumbed to the virus on November 21, 2020. This confirms the first COVID-19 death among the Country's Apex Court staffers. 

Though the Apex court has been following the guidelines laid down by the Central and Delhi State Government as preventive steps against Covid19, several members of the Registry staff and their family members havae got infected with the virus.

Since the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the first lockdown on 23 March 2020, the Supreme Court of India has been hearing the matter virtually. Now, the Supreme Court of India has allowed some lawyers to participate in virtual hearing in its annexe building, but virtual participation is encouraged. 

The Supreme Court Of India on Monday (November 23, 2020) observed that the pandemic is likely to worsen across the Country hence it directed the States of Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat & Assam to file status reports with respect to the Covid19 cases in respective states, the ground situation for handling crisis as well as steps taken by the respective states to prevent the wave of Covid-19.

The Supreme Court of India is also taking various precautionary sanitization measures and other COVID-19 protocols to prevent its Officials from the outbreak.



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