It was further been reported that the entire office has gone into self-isolation. The total no. of cases in India has reached 4.3 million, as of today. This tally has effectively led to India overtaking Brazil as the country with the second-highest recorded cases as 90,000 fresh cases were reported in the previous 24 hours.
While on the other hand, the Supreme Court was informed by Additional Solicitor General SV Raju that Attorney General for India KK Venugopal is in self-quarantine after one of his colleagues tested positive for Covid-19.
A bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta were hearing a matter pertaining to appointment to various Tribunals when the ASG sought for an adjournment on the grounds that the AG was in quarantine.
Accordingly, the bench listed the matter on September 15. Out of the sources, it was known that the AG himself was “fit and fine “was in self-isolation as a precautionary measure. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated that “one of the AG’s colleagues is COVID positive. AG is in self-isolation as a precaution. Otherwise, he himself is fit and fine”.