MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday announced the temporary closure of its offices in various areas amid the surge of coronavirus disease cases.
In an advisory, Comelec said its main office in Intramuros as well as the offices of the Regional Election Director of the National Capital Region, and Regions IV-A and IV-B will be closed to the public “for extensive disinfection and decontamination.”
The temporary closure will take effect from August 3 to August 16, the poll body said.
Along with the office shutdown, the issuance of local and overseas voters’ certificates in the main office will also be temporarily suspended, Comelec said.
The poll body, however, said, its officers and employees will continue to perform their functions on a work-from-home basis.
For more information, Comelec said it may be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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