Keeping in view of the COVID19 pandemic, the normal functioning of the Meghalaya High Court and the courts subordinate to it will remain suspended till June 30.
This was stated in a circular issued on Tuesday by the registrar general of Meghalaya High Court.
The circular was issued following the extension of lockdown in Containment Zones announced by the central government recently.
However, the Union Home Ministry issuing new guidelines announced phase-wise opening of all activities across the country.
“Considering the prevalent situation of unceasing COVID19 pandemic globally and the extension of lockdown in containment zones by the Government of India, the Hon’ble the Chief Justice is pleased to further direct that normal functioning of the High Court and the Courts subordinate to it shall remain suspended till 30.06.2020 or until further order, whichever is earlier,” said the circular.
The modalities for taking up matters of extrerne urgency – as already notified in the circular issued on March 25, 2020 – shall continue during the aforesaid period, the circular further said.
On Tuesday, Meghalaya registered two more COVID19 positive cases, taking the state’s overall tally to 30.
Confirming the news, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma in a tweet on Tuesday said the infected patients are returnees, who recently arrived in the state from Uttar Pradesh.
On Tuesday, India’s COVID19 positive cases touched 198,706.
While a total of 95,526 people have been discharged from hospitals across India after their recovery, 5,598 patients have lost their lives due to COVID19 infection.