Rajasthan High Court suspends proceedings for the day after High Court staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Proceedings at the Principal Bench of the Rajasthan High Court have been suspended for the day after a High Court employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

Lydia Suzanne Thomas

The Registrar-General of the Rajasthan High Court has issued a notification announcing the suspension of court and office work for today after an employee of the Principal Bench of the High Court tested positive for COVID-19.

The Court premises are being shut in order to facilitate the "further sanitization of the entire court premises" and for taking "other preventive measures."

The Communication notes that several members of the High Court staff had been in "direct contact" with the person now found to have been infected.

Earlier this week, the Gujarat High Court suspended judicial proceedings and ordered the sanitization of the Court premises after seven persons tested positive for COVID-19. Yesterday, the Srinagar Wing of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court was shut for three days after eight CRPF personnel on the premises tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Calcutta High Court has also suspended its functioning today after a recent phase of the lockdown declared "considerable" parts of the Court as containment zones.

Read the Rajasthan HC Notification here:

Closure Notification - Rajasthan HC - dated July 9, 2020.pdf
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