New Delhi, May 12 (ILNS) Supreme Court Judge Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud today tested positive for Novel Coronavirus.
The Judge was leading the apex court Bench that was hearing the issues related to COVID-19 pandemic, including shortage of beds and oxygen, apart from black-marketing of life-saving drugs, such as Remdesivir.
On the morning of May 10, Justice Chandrachud held online hearing of suo motu matter related to ensuring availability of essential supplies and drugs and streamlining the modalities for vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, due to some technical difficulty, the Supreme Court had to adjourn all matters of Monday to Thursday.
There were some other matters listed before the apex court Bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud on Monday. The Court was to hear the petition filed by lawyer Vishal Tiwari, seeking directions to the Union of India and other authorities to initiate necessary guidelines and effective steps to adhere to the strict COVID-19 guidelines for the ongoing events like elections and Kumbh Mela. It was also postponed to Thursday, along with other various important matters. ILNS\SJ\RJ