The Department of Justice (DOJ) will be reducing its onsite personnel from 60 to 30 percent amid the surge of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced that his order will take effect starting January 10, 2022.

“I have reduced the onsite workforce at the DOJ main offices from 60% to 30% effective Monday, January 10, 2022, till 15 January 2022 or as may be further necessary,” Guevarra told reporters.

“We have disinfected the DOJ premises this weekend and will continue to do so regularly,” he added.

Guevarra explained that work-from-home and online transactions will now be used as the primary mode of rendering work. The DOJ also advised its personnel who were exposed to people with Covid-19 to isolate as soon as possible and consult with doctors. 

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has also announced a reduction among its workforce to 30 percent starting Jan. 10. Ronald Espartinez