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Taking COVID-19 seriously: Ruffy Biazon shares changes at House due to pandemic

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The House of Representatives has stepped up efforts to protect lawmakers, staff and guests against COVID-19 by installing new equipment.

Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon shared on Facebook some of the changes at Batasang Pambansa as a result of the pandemic. He was at the complex on Wednesday, September 1, to lead a hearing of the House appropriations committee.

Based on the photos shared by Biazon, there are now turnstiles installed at the lobby of buildings that can read a person’s temperature. A negative antigen test is also required for entry.

According to the post, Wednesday was the first time in a while that Biazon returned to Batasang Pambansa. He has been taking part in hearings and sessions mostly online, as only a limited number of lawmakers are allowed to be physically present at the plenary.

The House leadership has also organized a COVID-19 vaccination program for lawmakers and employees.