Chief Justice in quarantine; aide has COVID
Chief Justice Brian Moree is in quarantine after being exposed to his aide who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Moree’s aide learned he was infected with COVID-19 one week ago and had to be admitted to hospital due to the severity of his symptoms.
While in quarantine, the CJ is holding meetings via Zoom. It is unclear if he was tested for the virus.
This and another positive case in the Office of the Judiciary prompted officials to close the Hansard Building on Bank Lane and the main Supreme Court building for one week to be sanitized.
Court cases were held remotely or moved to another court building while the buildings were closed for deep cleaning.
It comes as a court marshall in the Magistrates Court Complex also tested positive for coronavirus, possibly exposing hundreds of people to the virus.
The Magistrates Court was closed early on Friday to allow for sanitization over the holiday weekend and is expected to reopen on Tuesday.
As of Monday, 5,078 people have tested for COVID-19 and 109 people have died. 110 covid cases are hospitalized and over 2,000 cases are still active.