Only 2 SC judges have tested Covid positive, clarifies court | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Amid raging speculation that nearly half of the 29 Supreme Court judges have tested positive for Covid, the SC on Thursday clarified that only two — Justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna — were infected but are recuperating well.
There were several reports on news portals and web media about a large number of SC judges having tested positive. The SC sources said of the two only Justice Khanna required brief hospitalisation. “Both judges are on their way to recovery,” the sources said.
But, the pandemic appears to have afflicted many staff and senior officials impeding even the virtual hearings. On Wednesday and Thursday almost all judges underwent RT-PCR test and all tested negative. But, as the infection rate among the staff is high, the SC had decided to list eight cases for hearing on Thursday through video conferencing before three benches, as against an average of twelve benches that had operated since March 25 last year.

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