Supreme Court staffer tests positive for coronavirus; employee admitted to govt hospital, contact tracing to be conducted

The employee, working with the judicial section of the apex court, was on duty on 16 April and had come in contact with two apex court registrars.

Press Trust of India April 27, 2020 23:34:22 IST
Supreme Court staffer tests positive for coronavirus; employee admitted to govt hospital, contact tracing to be conducted

New Delhi: A staffer of the Supreme Court tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, triggering alarm bells in the highest court of the country.

The employee, working with the judicial section of the apex court, was on duty on 16 April and had come in contact with two apex court registrars, who have been advised self-quarantine as a precautionary measure, a source said.

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File image of the Supreme Court. PTI

He suffered fever for two days after coming for work on 16 April and tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

He has been admitted to a government hospital and is undergoing treatment, the source said, adding that as per the standard protocol, contact tracing of the staffer will be done.

It is the first such case of a Supreme Court staffer testing positive. The apex court had restricted its functioning since 23 March and is hearing matters involving extreme urgency through video conferencing.

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