Corona Effect: Orissa High Court Relaxes Dress Code For Advocates

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Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court on Thursday issued a circular relaxing the dress code for advocates amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

“In view of the ongoing pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID-19), under the prevailing circumstances, the learned Advocates appearing before the High Court of Orissa through Virtual Court System, as a precautionary measure, need not wear black coat and gown and are advised to wear plain white shirt / white salwar-kameez / white saree.with a plain white neck-band till the medical exigencies exists or until further orders,” the circular read.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court had decided to do away with jackets and long gowns for judges and lawyers during hearings via video conferencing.

Explaining the reason, the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde had said that judges have been told novel coronavirus gets attached to gowns and robes.

Also Read: Change In Dress Code For SC Judges, Lawyers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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