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Pasay court put on lockdown after employee tests positive for COVID-19

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The Supreme Court (SC) said that a regional trial court (RTC) in Pasay has been ordered to temporarily close after one of its staff tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.

“RTC-Pasay Branch112 shall be physically closed during their quarantine period starting July 7 up to July 20, 2020,” read SC’s Twitter post.

The SC said Pasay CIty Executive Judge Divina Gracia Pelino has already issued a memorandum which directed the judge and court personnel of RTC Branch 112 “to go on self-quarantine for a period of fourteen days starting July 7, 2020 up to July 20, 2020.7.9

The magistrate cited that a court employee of RTC Branch 112 underwent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test last June 30 and results showed that the person tested positive for COVID-19.

“The office of the Regional Trial Court Branch 112 Pasay City shall be physically closed during the quarantine period, however, court operations in said branch shall continue through their hotline numbers and judiciary emails,” read the order.

“The hearings set during the quarantine period may still be heard via videoconference and said branch may still accept pleading through their judiciary email,” it added.

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