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Back to work! Laguna court’s lockdown cut short as workers recover from COVID-19

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Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 152 of Binan, Laguna cut short its 14-day closure after all of its employees have been cleared from having the COVID-19 disease, the Supreme Court (SC) said.

The SC Public Information Office (SCPIO) said in its Twitter post Binan RTC Executive Judge Teodoro Solis on Thursday (Aug. 13) issued a memorandum which recalled his previous order to place RTC Branch 152 placed on lockdown from Aug. 7 to 21.

With the court opening on Friday (Aug. 14), the magistrate explained the “the necessary health protocols have been done and the employees who were subjected to RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) Test were found negative of Covid-19 infection.”

“Accordingly, all employees of the Regional Trial Court Branch 152 are directed to strictly comply with the provisions of Administrative Circular No. 43-2020 and 43A-20,” added the judge who referred to SC circulars concerning health protocols that courts have to observe.

Solis earlier ordered a two-week closure of the RTC branch after one of its employees tested positive for the virus after undergoing RT-PCR test.

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