Delhi HC employee tests positive for COVID-19

Delhi High Court

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) An employee of the Delhi High Court tested positive of COVID-19, sources in the Delhi High Court said on Sunday.

“The official was posted as a Junior Assistant (JA) at the original side of the Registry. He was tested positive on May 1, however, he has not been coming to the court since March 20, when the lockdown was announced,” a highly placed source told IANS.

The said person is presently hospitalised and receiving treatment at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, Delhi. “He is stated to be alright and stable. He is admitted in ward and thankfully recovering well. One senior official has been deputed to enquire about his health on regular basis. He has also been requested to inform Registrar General in case of need or assistance of any kind either for himself or for his family members,” sources said.

Sources further informed that Chief Justice D N Patel and Manoj Jain, Registrar General of the High Court enquired about the health of the individual.

A close watch is being kept on the health of the officials of the judicial body and the conditions of all the officials of the high court is being monitored regularly.

It was also informed that the officials have, so far, not been able to find out as to how he got infected.

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