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Sources in the Supreme Court reveal that the cook, who has been on leave since May 7, tested positive for COVID-19 this afternoon.
A sitting judge of the Supreme Court and his family have gone under self-quarantine after their residential cook tested positive for COVID-19 today, according to sources.
The news comes days after Supreme Court security personnel and a few registrars went into quarantine after coming in contact with a COVID-19 positive employee.
Sources in the Supreme Court reveal that the cook, who has been on leave since May 7, tested positive for COVID-19 this afternoon. He has apparently contracted the disease from his wife, who had earlier gone to Safdarjung Hospital.
Though officials from the health department believe that the cook caught the novel Coronavirus while on leave, as a preventive measure, the judge and his family have been put under quarantine.
As per sources in the Apex Court, apart from the judge and his family, other staff members who were in touch with the cook have also put themselves under quarantine.
In the interests of privacy, Bar & Bench is keeping the name of the judge under wraps.
On April 27, a Section IV employee of Registry tested positive for COVID-19, making it the first case of Coronavirus in the Apex Court.
The employee was a permanent employee of the Supreme Court. After the contact tracing process, almost 36 security personnel were quarantined. The employee had last reported to work on April 16, 2020.