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Due to COVID-19 threat: Valenzuela courts on lockdown until July 9

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The Supreme Court (SC) said on Thursday (June 25) that the Valenzuela City Bulwagan ng Pangktarungan has been placed on lockdown due to possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

The SC said in its Twitter post that Valenzuela City Executive Judge Maria Nena Santos has already issued a memorandum which ordered the “temporary lockdown of the RTC-Bulwagang Pangkatarungan from June 25 until July 9, 2020.”

The magistrate gave the order after a court staff was found to be in contact with a person with COVID-19.

The court staff who suspected to have been exposed to the virus has already been told to undergo testing.

“However, if the confirmatory test is negative, in-court transactions will resume immediately,” the SC said.

In her memorandum, Santos said the Bulwagan will be physically closed, while, “judges and court personnel will be on quarantine…”

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