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SC to continue virtual hearing till June 15

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:15 PM, 30 May 2020   Updated: 05:56 PM, 30 May 2020

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As a precautionary measure against coronavirus infection, the Supreme Court said the court proceedings would continue in a virtual manner from May 31 to June 15 in both the Appellate and High Court Division.

On Saturday, the information has been reported in a notification signed by Ali Akbar, Registrar General of the Supreme Court under the direction of Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain.

The notification directed all the officers and employees of both the divisions of the Supreme Court not to leave their respective working places during the holidays.

Meanwhile, the 66-day long general holiday announced by the government due to coronavirus has been ended on Saturday. This is the longest holiday in the history of the country. As a result of the end of this holiday, a number of public and private offices are being opened in a restricted manner from May 31 to June 15 subject to government directives. At the same time, public transport (bus, launch, train) are also resuming following the health regulations.

A notification was issued by the cabinet division on Thursday giving instructions on how to conduct economic activities including offices and public transport till June 15 and in which cases the ban will remain in force.

On March 8, the first case of coronavirus was reported in the country. As the situation continued to deteriorate, the government announced a holiday from March 26 to April 4. After that, the leave was extended in several phases. According to the latest announcement, the holiday was extended till May 30.