The supreme court on Wednesday announced the new measures which must be taken in order to prevent potential Covid-19 infections at the court.
It said that because courtrooms are often crowded, lawyers are not required to call in their clients unless it is absolutely necessary, the court said.
“Given the severity of the situation,” the announcement read, “it is expected of judges to show reasonable and fair treatment of cases which relates to the difficulty of lawyers or plaintiffs to be present – and to handle the case accordingly.”
All scheduled trips from judges or staff abroad for official purposes are suspended, as well as any events.
The court also called on the public to avoid visits unless it is necessary.
“The measures are in constant review and in consultation with the health ministry,” the court said. “Under these circumstances further measures cannot be ruled out if necessary.”