Chief Justice recovers from Covid-19...

Chief Justice recovers from Covid-19

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:15 PM, 26 January 2022  

Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddiqui

Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddiqui

Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddiqui has returned home following his recovery from coronavirus (Covid-19). Barrister Muhammad Saifur Rahman, special officer of the Supreme Court, confirmed this on Wednesday.

He said the Chief Justice returned home from BSMMU Hospital on the night of January 25 after treatment.

On January 19, Chief Justice was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The day before, his wife Dalia Firoz was admitted to the same hospital with Covid-19. She took gynecological treatment in the VIP cabin of the hospital.

At least 13 Supreme Court justices have been infected with the deadly virus after the new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, spread. Thirty-six lower court judges have also contracted Covid-19.

At the same time, Attorney General AM Amin Uddin, Additional Attorney General Sheikh Mohammad Morshed, and other lawyers were infected with coronavirus. On January 25, Attorney General AM Amin Uddin was tested positive for the virus.

The trial of the high court has been going on virtually since January 19. The trial of the lower court is conducted both physically and virtually.

Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the country since the beginning of the new year. Infections have been increasing fast for a week. In this context, the government has implemented 11-point restrictions across the country since January 13.