Amid coronavirus outbreak, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Bar Association on Monday declared that only urgent matters may be listed before the courts and no regular and hearing matters shall be listed till March 31.
It has also been decided that the courts shall not pass any adverse orders in the absence of any of the concerned advocates. Likewise, it has been resolved that only those advocates whose urgent matters are listed will be attending the courts during this period.
Coronavirus led to a break in Punjab & Haryana High Court
Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday suspended the work till March 31, in an order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, it also added that urgent cases will be heard as per the requirement.
Havoc of Coronavirus
Coronavirus has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Meanwhile, 170,239 cases have been tested positive for coronavirus with the death toll rising to 6,526 across the globe.
Schools, colleges closed in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh government, on Saturday last week, announced that all the government and private schools, colleges and universities will remain closed till March 31 in the wake of coronavirus. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated that the concerned parents and students had approached him and hence this precautionary measure was taken.