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Work suspension at SC extended until January 8 amid rising COVID cases

/ 07:48 PM January 05, 2022
Work suspension at SC extended until January 8 amid rising COVID cases

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MANILA, Philippines — Work suspension at the Supreme Court (SC) has been extended until January 8 due to a notable incidence of COVID-19 infection among its personnel.

In a memorandum signed by Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo dated January 5, the extension of work suspension was based on the latest report of the high court’s Medical and Dental Services (MDS).

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The purpose of the extended work extension is “to pave way for the massive antigen testing and contact tracing,” the memo reads.

“All Court personnel and employees of SC service providers who have not yet undergone the antigen testing are directed to proceed to the SC testing center on or before Jan. 8, 2022,” it also says.

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However, all “concerned personnel of the Office of the Bar Chair and Office of the Bar Confidant who are involved in the 2020/2021 bar examinations, Office of the Administrative Services-SC, MDS and Receiving Section of the Judicial Records Office who are involved in e-filing, are still required to report on-site,” the memo says.

The SC said that for purposes of testing and for those required to report on-site, shuttle buses and other utility vehicles of the high court will be provided to ferry office personnel.

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