Philippine Sports Commission

PSC on lockdown after staff tests positive

PSC on lockdown after staff tests positive

File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The Philippine Sports Commission closes indefinitely its offices at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and Philsports Complex

The Philippine Sports Commission said its two facilities, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and Philsports Complex in Pasig, will be on lockdown starting Wednesday, August 12, until further notice. 

The government’s sports agency issued the announcement as a staff tested positive, 4 days after a swab test. 

The PSC conducted disinfection activities Wednesday at the PSC main building in Manila and the Philsports administrative offices and dormitories.

PSC executive director Atty. Guillermo Iroy said the disinfection chemicals were provided by Mike Asuncion of the Philippine Amateur Baseball Association (PABA) and BF Merren Pharmaceuticals.

“We are thankful because they readily helped. We wanted to make sure that we do proper disinfection of the offices,” said Iroy.

The PSC also thanked MILO Philippines and Pocari Sweat for helping the agency look out for the national athletes, coaches, and PSC frontline workers’ physical and mental wellness.

Iroy also acknowledged the efforts of the NSAs including the Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI), Philippine Table Tennis Federation (PTTF), Pilipinas Sepak Takraw Association Inc, among others, who extended support to the agency by donating face masks, face shields, and other supplies to help the agency’s frontliners and stranded athletes and coaches. 

“Our NSAs have been very helpful this pandemic. We all just want to lift each other and help each other get through this pandemic” said Iroy. – 

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