The Andhra Pradesh (A.P.,) High Court (HC) on the 25th of June, announced to suspend functioning of the HC till the 28th of June.
J.K. Maheshwari, the Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court, issued the orders regarding the same.
The suspension was announced a day after a senior official of the Andhra Pradesh High Court died on the 24th of June.
A senior official of the HC died due to a cardiac arrest and was COVID-19 positive.
The operation in the sessions court of Vijayawada would also remain suspended till the 28th of June.
An advocate said, “Before he collapsed in the court, the senior official had come in contact with a few judges, who also went to the hospital to pay their last respects.”
After the tragic demise of the senior official, the HC issued guidelines for all the employees, security personnel and even to the visitors of the High Court in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
As per the guidelines, the High Court officials and staff should not leave the headquarters without prior permission from the registrar general. If anybody goes out by obtaining a permit, he or she must have to undergo quarantine before resuming their duties.
All the officers, besides staff along with police, security staff and visitors will be allowed into the courts only after thermal screening. Masks are mandatory. Gathering of people in the court corridors is prohibited. Visitors should stand in the circles drawn.
With these updates, the Andhra Pradesh High Court (HC) would resume from the 29th of June.
Stay tuned for further updates.