103 judiciary personnel infected with Covid-19 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 21, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:29 AM, June 21, 2020

103 judiciary personnel infected with Covid-19

Twenty lower court judges, 24 Supreme Court staff and 59 staff members of subordinate courts across the country have so far been infected with Covid-19.

Six lower court judges with Covid-19 symptoms are receiving treatment in isolation, Supreme Court sources said yesterday.

Besides, Md Kausar, a staff of Madaripur District Judge Court, died with Covid-19 symptoms on June 18 and Mohiuddin Mohan, an office assistant of Naogaon District Judge Court, died with symptoms the next day.

Their samples for Covid-19 test were collected but the test results were yet to be received.

District and Sessions Judge of Netrokona, Shahjahan Kabir, and Chief Judicial Magistrate of Munshiganj, Begum Rokeya Rahman, who were the first among the judges to have been infected with the virus, have already recovered and joined their offices.

Ferdous Ahmed, judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Lalmonirhat, has been admitted to the ICU at Combined Military Hospital, and Md Rustam Ali, judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Joypurhat, has been admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for treatment, sources said.

Begum Shamim Ahmed, judge of Special Judge Court-8 of Dhaka, has been admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

The other infected judges and staff members are receiving treatment at their residences.

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has talked to all infected judges and asked officials concerned to take necessary actions to ensure proper treatment for them. The chief justice also asked the district judges concerned to take appropriate measures for treatment.

Two separate committees have recently been formed to ensure the treatment of the infected judges across the country, sources added.

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