DOJ onsite workforce reduced to 30 percent

January 9, 2022 Hector Lawas 168 views

THE Department of Justice reduced its onsite workforce at the main office in Manila from 60 percent to 30 percent starting today until January 15 following a surge in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

“With clearance from the executive secretary, I have reduced the onsite workforce at the DOJ main offices from 60% to 30% effective Monday, January 10, 2022, till 15 Hanuary 2022 or as may be further necessary. We have disinfected the DOJ premises this weekend and will continue to do so regularly.

“Qork-from-home and online conduct of official transactions shall be the primary mode of rendering service during this period,” Guevarra said in a message.

On Saturday, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 26,458 COVID-19 cases, the highest number of cases in a single day since the pandemic started in March 2020.

The January 8 cases surpassed the 26,303 cases reported on September 11, 2021. The DOH also reported 1,656 additional recoveries and 265 deaths.

Guevarra earlier ruled out imposing a total lockdown at the DOJ despite a significant spike in COVID-19 infections brought on by the highly-contagious Omicron variant.

The DOJ said there were 21 confirmed COVID-19 cases among its personnel this month alone, bringing the total number of infections to 133 since 2020.

Also, as of January 6, 2022, the DOJ announced that a total of 804 DOJ officials and employees have been vaccinated already.