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Work suspension at SC prolonged till January 8 amid rising COVID instances

FILE PHOTO: The Supreme Courtroom emblem. (INQUIRER/LYN RILLON)

MANILA, Philippines — Work suspension on the Supreme Courtroom (SC) has been prolonged till January 8 as a consequence of a notable incidence of COVID-19 an infection amongst its personnel.

In a memorandum signed by Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo dated January 5, the extension of labor suspension was primarily based on the most recent report of the excessive courtroom’s Medical and Dental Companies (MDS).

The aim of the prolonged work extension is “to pave approach for the large antigen testing and speak to tracing,” the memo reads.

“All Courtroom personnel and workers of SC service suppliers who haven’t but undergone the antigen testing are directed to proceed to the SC testing middle on or earlier than Jan. 8, 2022,” it additionally says.

Nonetheless, all “involved personnel of the Workplace of the Bar Chair and Workplace of the Bar Confidant who’re concerned within the 2020/2021 bar examinations, Workplace of the Administrative Companies-SC, MDS and Receiving Part of the Judicial Information Workplace who’re concerned in e-filing, are nonetheless required to report on-site,” the memo says.

The SC mentioned that for functions of testing and for these required to report on-site, shuttle buses and different utility automobiles of the excessive courtroom shall be offered to ferry workplace personnel.


3-day Supreme Court work suspension ordered due to COVID-19


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