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Attorney General KK Venugopal in isolation after colleague tests positive for COVID-19, Supreme Court informed

Sources in the AG's office also informed Bar & Bench that the entire office has gone into self-isolation.

Shruti Mahajan

The Supreme Court was informed on Monday that Attorney General for India KK Venugopal is under self quarantine after his colleague tested positive for COVID-19.

Additional Solicitor General SV Raju informed the Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta about Venugopal being in quarantine as he sought adjournment in a case concerning appointments to different tribunals.

On being informed of this development, the Bench said that it will take up the case for hearing on Tuesday, September 15.

Sources in the AG's office also informed Bar & Bench that the entire office has gone into self-isolation.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told Bar & Bench that "One of AG's colleague Advocate is Covid positive. AG is in self isolation as a precaution. Otherwise he himself is fit and fine."

SG Mehta was not present in the hearing.

Subsequent to the setting up of COVID-19 testing camps at the Delhi High Court premises, as of September 4, as many as 32 court staff from the High Court and 315 from the district courts tested positive for the virus.

Out of these 315, 13 were judicial officers, sources close to the development confirmed to Bar & Bench.

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