ISLAMABAD: Eleven courts working under the District and Sessions Court have been closed after judges and staff tested positive for Covid-19.
Islamabad Bar Association Secretary Nabil Tahir Mirza told Dawn that there are 70 courts working under the District and Sessions Court of which 11 have been sealed after 12 judges and staff were diagnosed with the disease.
The sealed courts are three courts of additional and sessions judge, the court of a senior civil judge and seven courts of civil judges, he said.
Mr Mirza said a few lawyers have also tested positive for Covid-19.
A notice issued by the bar association on Thursday said the situation has become dangerous because of violations of standard operating procedure (SOP), even though all members were repeatedly advised to follow these rules.
It said that 11 judges and court staffers have contracted the disease as a result, and the courts will be closed for 14 days.