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PSC in lockdown as 63 test COVID-19 positive

PSC in lockdown as 63 test COVID-19 positive

COVID-19 POSITIVE. 63 persons working in the Philippine Sports Commission test positive for COVID-19.

File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The Philippine Sports Commission starts its 10-day lockdown in both the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and the Philsports Complex

The Philippine Sports Commission went on lockdown in its two office complexes on Tuesday, April 13, after 63 persons tested positive for COVID-19.

Malacañang approved PSC’s request for a 10-day lockdown in both the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and the Philsports Complex in Pasig City.

Both administrative offices will undergo thorough disinfection and cleansing.

“We hope to break the transmission during those days, to arrest the spread of COVID-19 among our employees,” said chief of staff Marc Velasco, who stressed that heads of offices have already been instructed on the work-from-home set-up and expectations.

“We are still waiting for some test results and we are hoping that we do not add any more positives.”

Last Friday, April 9, only 41 turned out COVID-19 positive. The number of infections ballooned to 63 on Monday, April 12.

PSC executive director Guillermo Iroy Jr has met with the government sports agency’s management committee to revisit their health and safety protocols.

Training bubbles for national athletes bound for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the 2021 Southeast Asian Games have been suspended as well. – Rappler.com

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