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12 SC justices catch corona

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  • 28 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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12 SC justices catch corona

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Twelve justices of the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division and High Court Division have been infected with COVID-19 amid an upward trend in coronavirus spread across the country.

Revealing the development on Sunday, Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique noted the difficulties faced by the apex court in conducting proceedings under the circumstances.

He has sought cooperation from other judges and lawyers to deal with the situation.

Coronavirus cases had been on the wane since the end of February after an omicron-fuelled surge earlier in the year.

The number of daily infections dropped below a hundred a month later and had even dipped to a single digit on May 25.

But, cases have been trending up in recent weeks, hitting a four-month high on June 24.

The government reported 2,101 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Monday. Health Minister Zahid Maleque asked all to wear facemask and follow other health guidelines.

“Coronavirus is on the rise. We aren’t getting panicked, but are concerned. We are emphasizing the need for corona tests,” he said.