30 Australia-returnee lower court judges end home-quarantine, doing well: law minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq
Law Minister Anisul Huq. Star file photo

Law Minister Anisul Huq today said that the home-quarantine period of 30 lower court judges, who came from Australia on March 15 after a two-week training, ended yesterday and they are now doing well.

"The judges will join their respective offices on April 5 when the courts will resume after the ongoing closure," the law minister told The Daily Star. 

The law minister also said none of the lower court judges and staffers has been reported to be infected with the coronavirus till date. Necessary measures will be taken if any of them is infected with the coronavirus, he said.

Replying to a question, the minister said he is doing well.

The law minister had earlier instructed the 30 lower court judges returning from Australia to remain in home quarantine for 15 days, Law Secretary Md Golam Sarwar told The Daily Star.

Meanwhile, the law ministry has opened a monitoring desk in order to take necessary steps to tackle a coronavirus outbreak if it takes place among the lower court judges and employees across the country.  

Two deputy secretaries of the ministry have been given responsibly of the desk to get updates from more than 1,800 judicial officers (lower court judges) and around 18,000 employees about the coronavirus situation, the law secretary added.


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