Jul 14, 2020 @ 11:13

Manila MeTC Branch 30, OCC under lockdown due to COVID-19 infection

The Manila Metropolitan Trial Court (MeTC) Branch 30 and the MeTC Manila Office of the Clerk of Court (OCC) have been placed under lockdown after two employees separately tested positive for COVID-19 during reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) or swab testing.

Manila MeTC Executive Judge Carissa Anne Manook-Frondozo disclosed that Branch 30, which is located at the Manila City Hall, would be on lockdown from July 13 until July 24.

On the other hand, Manila MeTC-OCC, located at the Parkview Plaza Building, would be on lockdown from July 13 until July 22.

Frondozo said they were able to verify information that one employee of Manila MeTC-OCC and an employee of Branch 30 tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing swab testing in two separate medical facilities.

“The lockdown of these two offices is without prejudice to the possible lockdown of other branches whose employees are found to have likewise been directly exposed to the two COVID-19 positive employees, after intensive contact-tracing has been concluded,” Frondozo said.

She also reminded all employees that they must undergo self-quarantine within 14 days from the day they were directly exposed to employees found positive of the virus.

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