Courts to remain closed in shutdown area, directs Orissa HC

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Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed that the subordinate courts located in shutdown areas will remain closed during the period.

An official order regarding the same has been issued to district judges.

As per the directive, in case any court premises comes under containment area declared by the State government, the concerned district judge shall have the power to shut down the court.

The State apex court has also laid down strict rules for officers and staff of all courts to be followed as precautionary measures to prevent Covid-19 during the course of normalising operation during the third phase of lockdown and thereafter.

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