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Andhra Pradesh High Court decides to stop functioning until Sunday as COVID cases spike

• The decision came into effect after the death of a senior official of the high court.
In an effort to curb the further spread of the COVID-19 contagion, the Andhra High court has now announced the suspension of the functioning of the court until Sunday.

• A no9 notification was issued by the High court Registrar, Chief Justice JK Maheshwari directed the officials to halt the functioning of the high court until the Sunday.

• The notification also brought out that the functioning of the metropolitan sessions judge court in Vijayawada will also remain suspended until Sunday.

• The decision came into effect after the death of a senior official of the High Court, Rajasekhar (59), the Registrar-General B. He died of cardiac arrest. He suffered a cardiac arrest on Wednesday and was later declared brought dead to a private hospital in Vijayawada.

• Reports state that the Registrar General of the High Court also tested positive for coronavirus. However, ten days earlier, he was tested negative for the same.

• The High Court has very recently issued guidelines to contain the spread of the contagion. It has also asked its staff not to leave the headquarters without taking prior permission given the grave situation.

• Thermal screening at the entry of the court has also been put into practice. People who do not wear masks will also not be allowed entry into the court premises.
• As of Thursday evening, the state has recorded 553 fresh new COVID cases and as many as seven deaths.

• There has been 118 discharges.

• The state now has an active case of 5,670 active cases against a total of 10,884 cases. The total discharges stand at 4,998 cases and the state has recorded 136 fatalities for coronavirus.

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