Mumbai: Passengers, wearing protective mask as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, come out of the international airport in Mumbai, Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Mumbai: Passengers, wearing protective mask as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, come out of the international airport in Mumbai, Thursday, March 12, 2020.
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Mumbai: The threat of the pandemic of coronavirus has knocked the Bombay High Court door with the Bombay Bar Association (BBA) recommending a slew of measures to be undertaken to avoid any spread of the virus.

One such measure comes in the form of a directive to all the litigants as well as advocates to avoid coming to the court unless there is an 'extreme emergency'.

The notification issued by the BBA states that the HC administration through Acting Chief Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari has accepted the recommendations.

The one page notification states, "The HC administration has been suggested to provide temperature guns at the security checks to check the temperature of the entrants to the court premises. If a person is found to be running a temperature, then immediate steps must be taken for his or her investigation."

"The parties should not attend court proceedings if their attendance is not directed by the court. In case, parties do not attend court (default on attendance), then their matters shall not be dismissed," the notification reads.

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