Coronavirus, Gujarat HC
Coronavirus, Gujarat HC
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Gujarat HC to remain shut for three days in view of spike in COVID-19 cases in the vicinity, judicial functioning suspended

Out of those tested between July 4-5, six members of the High Court's Registry and one constable from the vigilance department tested positive for COVID-19.

Lydia Suzanne Thomas

In view of the rising cases of COVID-19 in its vicinity, the Gujarat High Court has resolved to suspend judicial work from Wednesday, July 8 to Friday, July 10.

Through a letter dated July 2, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation had informed the Gujarat High Court that the area stood at high risk of Coronavirus transmission. Accordingly, a request was made for details of all persons who entered the Court's premises during the preceding two weeks.

Based on the details furnished, the Corporation began testing all who had entered the Court premises during the specified period. Out of those tested between July 4-5, six members of the High Court's Registry and one constable from the vigilance department tested positive for the virus.

The Standing Committee of the High Court, after consultations with the Additional Chief Secretary and the Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner, passed a resolution to shut the entire premises of the High Court for three days for the sanitisation of the area.

Further, the judicial functioning of the High Court has also been suspended for the specified three-day period, the resolution states.

The Municipal Corporation website records 3,079 active cases of COVID-19 in the city, as of July 7. Additionally, the Aarogya Setu App has listed the city as a "pink location", that is, a region with a high risk of infection and transmission of the virus.

Read the High Court's Communication here:

Gujarat HC Circular - Shut down of High Court Premises for 3 days from 8th July, 2020.pdf
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