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A Kerala High Court judge has reportedly gone into quarantine after a police officer who tested positive for COVID-19 was found to have entered the High Court to hand over certain files to the Court on Wednesday.
In a message circulated to its members, the Kerala High Court Advocates' Association (KHCAA) has urged any lawyers who may have come into contact with the police officer to report the same to High Court security.
It is noted in the same message that as per reports, the police officer had entered the Court premises through the SBI entry and signed at the entry counter, before proceeding to the first floor of the High Court, where he eventually handed over certain files to be given to the Judge.
The Kerala High Court has been functioning in a hybrid manner since the second week of May, with some courts hearing matters through video conferencing and other Benches conducting physical Court.
A police officer attached to the Kalamassery Police station had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, following which other police officers attached to the station were also sent into quarantine on Thursday. It is reported that one more officer from the station tested positive for the virus on Friday.