Hyderabad: In a latest development, an employee working at the Rangareddy district courts complex, located at LB Nagar in the city, was tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. The young son of a judge working at the district courts complex was also tested positive, while the judge and other family members were tested negative for the virus.

According to sources, the clerical employee was attached to one of the courts located in the complex. After the results were announced, he was shifted to isolation and his family members were placed under quarantine. It was also learnt that he did not come to the court in the recent past as the courts have been closed owing to the lockdown.

Meanwhile, the High court of Telangana on Saturday decided to suspend physical filing of cases till July 20. “It is hereby informed that all judges of the full court have considered the fact of spike in covid-19 cases in the state of Telangana and resolved to suspend physical filing of cases till July 20 and to restore online filing of cases in both High court and subordinate courts,” a High court release informed.

The High Court also resolved to create a COVID-19 fund, for meeting the medical expenses of outsourcing, contract and other employees of the High Court and subordinate courts, whose medical expenses cannot be reimbursed by the state Government. The Judges of the high court for the state of Telangana have voluntarily come forward to contribute amounts to the fund and also requested judicial officers in the state to contribute voluntarily to the fund.

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