Three Madras High Court judges test COVID positive

The restriction will also apply to subordinate courts across the State as nine district courts were allowed to conduct open court hearings.

Published: 06th June 2020 06:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2020 06:50 AM   |  A+A-

Madras High Court

Madras High Court (File photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Three judges of the Madras High Court on Friday tested positive for Covid-19 and are undergoing treatment in private hospitals in the city, said sources in the High Court.

Following this, the functioning of the court has been restricted with limited benches put in place and judges to hold video-conferencing from their residences. Apart from the three judges, some of the personal staff and secretaries have also tested positive. Two division benches and four single judges will take up only urgent matters and the hearings would be conducted from the residential chambers of the judges and not from the Court premises from Monday. A circular pertaining to functioning of courts has also been released.

The restriction will also apply to subordinate courts across the State as nine district courts were allowed to conduct open court hearings. All access to the High Court premises will be restricted till June 30.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp