The Supreme Court today issued a circular saying that all temporary court orders such as those granting bail, staying case proceedings and issuing status quo will be extended for two weeks' till reopening of the court.
The decision was taken today at a meeting where Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Law Minister Anisul Huq and judges of the appellate division were present, SC sources said.
SC Registrar General Md Ali Akbar issued the circular which said the decision has been taken as the government extended its nationwide shutdown till April 9 due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The court will also remain closed during the weekly holiday -- April 10 and 11. Therefore, the courts are scheduled to reopen on April 12.
Appeals can be filed without a certified copy on the day of reopening of the court but those a copy would be needed during hearing on the appeal in connection with the cases filed under special laws, the SC authority said in its circular.
The SC authority also said one or more magistrates are on duty for dealing with urgent cases in every district and metropolitan area across the country.