As covid cases in UP mount, Allahabad High Court releases new guideline

New Delhi: As coronavirus cases continue to mount in the country, the Allahabad High Court has issued new guideline, stating  only the necessary cases will be heard virtually. The decision has come after the coronavirus cases situation in the state grows worrisome. 

The Allahabad High Court has decided to restrict the functioning of regular courts in Lucknow and Allahabad. Chief Justice Govind Mathur has directed that special benches will be constituted only for special cases and new guidelines for functioning will be issued by the Registrar General.

The letter from the Registrar General of Allahabad High Court issued a directive by the Chief Justice, stating, “Keeping in mind the recent spike in the number of Kovid-19 cases in Prayagraj and Lucknow, the Administrative Committee of the High Court has set aside April 5 for the regular courts from April 5 to April 9.”

Nearly 3 thousand new cases of coronavirus cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. while 16 people have died. The total number of people infected in UP has crossed 6 lakhs.  In view of the rapid increase in number of cases, section 144 has been imposed in Varanasi. 

Amid fear of rising coronavirus cases, schools in UP, Karnataka, Himachal and Delhi have been ordered to remain. The UP government has now decided to close schools from 1 to 8 by 11 April, under which all government and private schools have been closed by 11 April. At the same time, orders were given to close all schools in class 6 to 9 in Karnataka with immediate effect. However classes of 10th, 11th and 12th will continue. In Himachal too, offline classes have been banned till April 15 in view of the transition.

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