MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will shut down its administrative offices at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and PhilSports Complex in Pasig for 10 days starting today after COVID-19 cases within its ranks rose from 35 to 63 yesterday.
The government’s funding arm in sports will use the period to disinfect the affected areas.
The PhilSports Arena, Rizal Memorial Coliseum and Ninoy Aquino Stadium, which are being used as quarantine facilities and swab testing centers, will continue its operations under the supervision of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).
“We hope to break the transmission during those days and arrest the spread of COVID-19 among our employees,” said PSC chief of staff Marc Velasco. “We are still waiting for some test results and we are hoping that we do not add any more positives.”
PSC acting executive director Atty. Guillermo Iroy said operations are shifting to work-from-home to ensure that delivery of service remains unhampered.
“We don’t want the operations to be compromised so we’ll have some working from their homes,” said Iroy.
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