The Supreme Court has conducted a sanitisation drive in its campus in its attempt to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus in wake of the pandemic.
The drive came a day after a apex court staffer tested positive for the COVID19. The employee was working in the judicial section and after conducting contact tracing, everyone including the security personnel who had come in contact with the infected employee were asked to self quarantine themselves. The Court decided to undertake some sanitisation and fumigation process as required and consulted expert bodies regarding the same.
Sources said that the entire Supreme Court campus has always been sanitised on a regular basis. But after the outbreak of Coronavirus, the sanitation drive is being conducted in compliance with the Covid guidelines. The chambers of the lawyers along with the low security zone are being sanitised.
The Supreme Court Court has restricted its functioning from March 23rd, thereby restricting physical presence of Advocates in the Court and then eventually started hearing urgent matters through video conferencing taking up mostly urgent cases. Lawyers and other staff members have been asked to vacate the premises at 6 pm everyday for regular sanitisation. Courts across the country have been initiating measures to facilitate the fight against the pandemic, including the need to ensure proper sanitisation. Recently, the Gujarat HC installed a mass sensitisation tunnel with disinfectants at the entry point of the main building .
-India Legal Bureau