HC issues preventive directions to contain spread within court complexes
Post by on Sunday, July 24, 2022
Srinagar, July 23: Amid rising cases of Covid-19 in the Union Territory, the High Court (HC) of J&K and Ladakh Saturday issued preventive directions to be followed by advocates, judicial officers, litigants and others within the court complexes of High Court and Subordinate Courts to contain the spread of virus.
The Chief Justice, Pankaj Mithal of the HC has directed that necessary precautions such as maintenance of social distance, wearing of masks and observance of SOPs, shall be observed by the general public as well as the other stakeholders within the court complexes of the High Court and Subordinate Courts in letter and spirit in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection.
Mithal issued preventive measures to contain the spread of virus in view of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in J&K in general and District Jammu and Srinagar in particular.
The directions were passed in an order issued by Registrar General, Sanjeev Gupta.
Notably, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday logged 557 fresh COVID-19 cases and two fatalities, pushing the tally of the infections in the Union territory to 4,59,544 and the death toll to 4,763, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 282 were reported from Jammu division and the rest from the Kashmir valley, they said.
There are 2,801 active cases of the disease in Jammu and Kashmir at present, and the number of recoveries has reached 4,51,980, the officials said.
Srinagar and Budgam administration have made wearing of face masks mandatory at all public places across the district in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases.
Earlier, authorities in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts had also made wearing of face masks mandatory at public places and government offices in view of the rise in Covid-19 cases.