Four judges of the Supreme Court of India have tested positive for COVID-19 with one of them seeking hospitalisation. .According to sources in the Supreme Court, among the four are judges who were conducting regular proceedings till Monday. .One of the four was admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi and is currently recuperating..Additionally, the Supreme Court has sent names of 15 judges to a COVID-19 testing lab for the RT-PCR test since as per the protocol of Rashtrapati Bhavan, judges who would attend the oath-taking ceremony of incoming Chief Justice of India, Justice NV Ramana would need a negative COVID report..Apart from judges, the rate of COVID-19 infection among the Supreme Court registry too has been rising steadily, as per sources. .Justice Indira Banerjee in one of her hearings had remarked recently that the judges of the top court were short-staffed as staff members were in quarantine due to COVID-19..Justice MR Shah too had stated in open court that his staff had tested positive and that these were indeed "troubling times.".The Supreme Court has already decided that from April 22 it will hear only cases involving urgency.