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Coronavirus: BBA suggests screening before entry into Bombay High Court; asks members to avoid handshakes, take other precautions

As per the notice issued by the BBA, the High Court has also agreed to implement the suggestions made to prevent the spread of the disease.

Aishwarya Iyer

The Bombay High Court has agreed to implement certain precautionary steps suggested by the Bombay Bar Association (BBA) in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Inter alia, the BBA has suggested that litigants, counsel and other entrants to the Bombay High Court be screened to see if they have a temperature (a symptoms of being affected by the coronavirus), before being allowed entry to Court.

As per a notification issued by the BBA today, the High Court has agreed to act on the following suggestions:

  • Provide temperature guns at the security checks to check temperature of entrants to the court premises

  • If a person is found to be running a temperature, then take steps for investigation

  • Issue directions that the parties shall no attend court unless such attendance is directed by the Court

  • Issue directions that matters of Parties in person will not be dismissed for default

  • Issue directions that visit to the Court premises be avoided unless it is extremely urgent or directed by the Court

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