After a senior advocate tested positive for Covid-19, all lawyers practising at the Srinagar wing of Jammu and Kashmir high court have been advised to test for the virus.
An order to this effect was issued by the registrar judicial of the J&K high court on Tuesday.
It said, “It has come to the knowledge of the undersigned that one of the senior advocates has tested Covid-19 positive, as such, in order to prevent the spread of the infection and as a safety measure, it is enjoined upon all the advocates practising in the high court of J&K Srinagar that they should get viral testing done in the high court building (Tuesday)”.
J&K on Monday reported 63 new Covid cases, even as 56 people were discharged after recovery, health officials said.
One person succumbed to the disease during the period.
Officials said that of the 63 fresh cases, 9 were from the Jammu division and 54 from the Kashmir division.
So far, J&K has reported 126,504 total Covid cases, while 1,958 have died.
The number of active cases is 829 out of which 198 are from the Jammu division and 631 from the Kashmir division.