New Delhi: Sources have reported that several staff members of the Supreme Court have tested positive for the coronavirus diease. Sanitisation work is underway inside the top court’s premises including courtrooms and proceedings will start an hour later than their scheduled time.
The latest outbreak comes as India is facing a spiraling Covid-19 crisis. On Monday, the country recorded as many as 168,912 fresh cases of infections which pushed the tally to over 13.52 million.
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Active cases in the country have gone up by 92,922 and the total number currently stands at 1,201,009. The death toll has also increased to 170,179 after 904 fresh fatalities, according to the numbers published on the Union health ministry’s website.