Summer vacation of Bengal courts advanced due to surging COVID cases

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Kolkata, Apr 30 (PTI) The summer vacation of the Calcutta High Court was on Friday advanced in view of the deteriorating Covid-19 pandemic situation and it will now begin from May 3 instead of May 24.

A number of judges and employees of the high court have tested positive for the disease, an official notification said.

Summer vacations in all district courts were also advanced to May 3, the notification issued by the High Court administration said.

'Keeping in view the deteriorating Covid-19 pandemic situation whereby a number of judges and their family members, and a number of employees working in the High Court and their family members tested positive for Covid-19, it is decided to prepone the summer vacation starting from May 24 to May 3,' the notification said.

It said that circuit benches at Jalpaiguri will remain suspended from May 3 till further orders. PTI AMR NN NN