50% SC employees test COVID-19 positive; judges to hold virtual hearings

New Delhi: Over 50% of the Supreme Court staff have tested positive for coronavirus. Following the spiraling COVID-19 crisis in the apex court, the SC judges will now appear for hearings from their homes via video conferencing.

The entire court premises comprising courtrooms are being sanitised and the benches will sit an hour late from the scheduled time on Monday as judges held a meeting over the situation.

Benches, scheduled to sit at 10.30 am, will sit at 11.30 am, whereas those slated to sit at 1 am, will sit at 12 pm.