A total of 37 judges and 101 staff of subordinate courts and 38 officials of the Supreme Court were infected with coronavirus while working for the virtual court as of Monday.
So far, ten judges have recovered till Monday, said Md Saifur Rahman, special officer of Bangladesh Supreme Court.He also informed that Magura District Judge Mohammad Quamrul Hasan is now undergoing treatment at the ICU of Kurmitola General Hospital while Bhola District Judge ABM Mahmudul Haque at Dhaka Universal Hospital.
Besides, Lalmonirhat Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Ferdous Ahmed died of Covid-19 on June 24, he said.
Currently 23 coronavirus-infected judges of subordinate courts are undergoing treatment at home, said Saifur Rahman.
Office assistant Mohiuddin Mohon of Naogaon District Judge Court and Md Kausar, another official of Madaripur Judge Court died with Covid-19 symptoms on June 18 and June 19 respectively, he added.
Bangladesh Supreme Court urged the concerned district judges to take necessary steps for providing treatment to the judges and the court officials, he said.
However, a five-member committee has been formed with Supreme Court Registrar as its head to keep constant communication over the infections of Supreme Court judges and officials.Besides, another five-member committee has been formed to supervise the treatment of subordinate court officials.
Court operation remained suspended since March 26 but trial proceedings through videoconference began on May 11 during the general holidays to prevent the spread of coronavirus.