- Apprentice Lawyer
Justice DN Patel, Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court has tested positive for COVID-19, sources have revealed.
Chief Justice is doing fine and is asymptomatic, it is learnt.
Meanwhile, a sitting Supreme Court judge has also tested positive for the virus.
Earlier this week, three other judges of the Delhi High Court had tested positive for COVID-19.
After nearly a year, the High Court had resumed complete physical functioning from March 15, making virtual hearings an exception and not the norm.
However, a week into the physical hearings, it once again permitted virtual hearings/hybrid hearings in cases before it.
Given the alarming COVID-19 situation in the national capital, the High Court had, on April 8, decided to once again migrate to fully virtual hearings till April 23.