As the number of corona virus cases are increasing day by day, the three judges of Allahabad High Court tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. The areas where the judges worked have been declared as hotspots.
The judges have quarantined themselves and the staff, including the judges, who came in close contact with the infected judges are being tested now and they have isolated themselves in their respective residences.
In an emergency meeting of the administrative committee of the High Court, the decision to hear the cases virtually from January 3, 2022 was taken by the Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal.
However, the lawyers protested against the decision of the High Court to go fully virtual and demanded shift from completely virtual mode to hybrid mode.
The court on Monday decided to hear the cases in a hybrid system in which lawyers will have the option to appear either via video conference or physically. According to the new guidelines, lawyers, scribes and litigants will not be allowed to enter the court premises.
There is a sudden rise in covid cases across the country. Uttar Pradesh reported 992 Covid cases in the last 24 hours and the cases are continuously rising. However, zero deaths have been reported and 77 people recovered from the deadly virus.