NBI-CCD office closed after staff tests COVID-positive

Published October 8, 2020, 2:43 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog

The National Bureau of Investigation-Cybercrime Division (CCD) office was closed starting Thursday after one of its personnel tested positive for COVID-19.

NBI-CCD chief Victor Lorenzo said his office is temporarily closed for disinfection after one of its non-regular personnel tested positive for COVID-19 based on results released Wednesday.

“Kagabi may nagpositive. Eh pumasok pa siya mula Lunes (We found out last night one of them tested positive. He has been reporting for work since Monday),” Lorenzo said.

Lorenzo noted he and the staff of the NBI-CCD underwent COVID-19 tests last Monday.

He said the NBI-CCD will re-open by Oct. 19.

“Next week wala kami. Monday na kami (We are not here next week. The following Monday we will return),” said Lorenzo.

Aside from having the NBI-CCD undergo disinfection, Lorenzo ordered contact tracing and have his staff undergo another COVID-19 testing.

Despite the closure, Lorenzo assured the public can still file before the NBI Records Division complaints intended to be handled by the NBI-CCD.

“May arrangement kami doon na acceptin lang yung complaint tapos pagbalik namin saka namin aaksyunan (We made arrangements that the Records Division continue accepting complaints and we will act on these once we return).”