Two municipal circuit trial courts (MCTCs) have been ordered closed due to COVID-19 infections, the Supreme Court (SC) said on Thursday, Dec. 3.
The SC Public Information Office (SCPIO) announced in its Twitter post that the 10th MCTC Roxas-Quirino and 12th MCTC Mallig-Quezon, Isabela are “physically closed from November 29 to December 13, 2020.”
The SCPIO said Acting Presiding Judge and Executive Judge Randy Bulyawan has already issued an administrative order for the closure of the two MCTCs.
In his order, he said that “all court employees of 10th and 12th MCTC are advised to undergo swab testing and shall undergo a fourteen day strict home quarantine.”
“The court premises should be immediately disinfected in coordination with the LGUs (local government units) of Roxas and Mallig, but must be monitored by a designated court staff in order to allow access and secure the records and court properties,” said the magistrate.
“During this time, both courts should be accessible through their hotline numbers and/or official email addresses,” he added.