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In a new investigation, 4 Supreme Court judges and over 100 staffers tested positive for Covid

In the last seven days, the number of Covid-19 cases in India has increased sixfold. In the last 24 hours, approximately 1.80 lakh illnesses were reported in India, bringing the total number of infections to 3,57,07,727.

The Supreme Court has a total of 32 judges on staff, as well as 3,000 support staff employees.

According to news agency ANI, at least four Supreme Court judges have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). According to the article, some 150 staff members have been infected as the Covid-19 situation in the country worsens.

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The Supreme Court has a total of 32 judges on staff, as well as 3,000 support staff employees.

In the last seven days, the number of Covid-19 cases in India has increased sixfold. In the last 24 hours, approximately 1.80 lakh illnesses were reported in India, bringing the total number of infections to 3,57,07,727.

tested positive for Covid
tested positive for Covid

Cases of Omicron variation are also on the rise, with the number of cases currently exceeding 4,000. There are 4,033 instances of the highly transmissible strain, according to the latest numbers from the Union Ministry of Health. According to the health ministry, Maharashtra had the most instances (1126), followed by Rajasthan (529), Delhi (513), Karnataka (441), and Kerala (333).

According to data issued by the Union health ministry on Monday morning, the country’s daily positive rate increased to 13.29 percent.

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In light of the fast increase in daily cases, the Supreme Court decided on January 2 to switch to a virtual form of proceedings. An earlier circular prescribing standard operating procedure for physical hearing (hybrid hearing) will be halted for the time being, according to a circular published in this regard.

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In the meanwhile, a Covid-19 testing centre has been established on the grounds of the Supreme Court and is open Monday through Saturday. “It is reiterated that the entrants to the Supreme Court premises, i.e. the registry staff, staff of the coordinate agencies, advocates and their staff, etc., particularly those who may be showing any symptom(s) similar to those notified for Covid-19 infection(s), may kindly get themselves tested at such facility…,” a circulated statement said.

(With the help of the agency)

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