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CHR offices closed until January 21 due to COVID-19 threat


The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) announced the temporary closure of its offices in Quezon City to make way for contact tracing among its personnel and individuals who transacted in the office following the rise in COVID-19 infections.

In a Saturday advisory, the CHR said physical reporting of its offices to the Central office, National Capital Region, and CHR Region IV-B would be temporarily suspended from January 17 to 21 to give way to contact tracing.

The commission, however, noted that its official social media accounts would remain open to attend to the concerns of the public.

“The CHR hotlines and other reporting channels, including our social media accounts, shall continue to be open and ready to attend to your concerns. Please stay tuned for updates. Thank you and keep safe as well as healthy,” it added.

The government placed Metro Manila and around 50 other areas under Alert Level 3 from January 16 to 31 amid the rise in COVID-19 cases.

The Philippines on Friday logged 37,207 new COVID-19 cases, another highest daily tally since the start of the pandemic, increasing the nationwide count to 3,129,512. — DVM, GMA News