ORISSA HIGH COURT SHUTS DOWN FOR 5 DAYS AS COVID CASES RISE, REOPENS ON JAN 18

The Orissa high court on Wednesday went for a complete shutdown for five days from January 13 after many court staffers were infected with Covid-19.

“It is hereby notified for general information that in view of the unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases in the State and due to increase in the Covid-19 positive cases amongst the staff of the High Court, the High Court and its offices shall be completely shutdown from 13th January, 2022 to 17th January, 2022, both dates inclusive,” the high court registrar (judicial) SK Mishra said in an order on Wednesday.

The offices of the high court shall resume functioning on January 18 but will operate on limited strength till 4 February.

The high court order said between January 18 and February 4, two division benches and seven single benches shall function to take up only the exceptionally urgent cases.

The high court has a strength of 18 judges including chief justice S Muralidhar.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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