13 empleyado ng PCOO, positibo sa COVID-19; SONA ‘di apektado
ni Lolet Abania | July 25, 2020
Inanunsiyo ni Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar na 13 ng empleyado ng PCOO sa main office nito sa Manila ang nagpositibo sa test sa COVID-19.
Subalit, ayon kay Andanar, tuloy ang coverage ng ahensiya para sa 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.
“Although this instance is an evident impediment for the PCOO and RTVM (Radio Television-Malacanang), we will continue to carry on in fulfilling our mandate to the Filipino people as we continue to ensure our personnel’s safety towards beating COVID-19 and healing as one nation,” pahayag ni Andanar.
Ayon pa kay Andanar, nagnegatibo na siya sa test sa covid-19 noong July 23 pa.
“However, I regret to confirm that, as of 6 a.m. today, a total of ten (10) of our personnel in the main office tested positive. We are relaying our hopes and prayers for their speedy recovery from the virus,” dagdag pa ni Andanar. “We would like to assure the family of those who have been infected by COVID-19, as well as the general public, that the PCOO is doing all the health and medical protocols prescribed by the government, especially the intensified contact tracing and testing, as part of our due diligence to prevent further transmissions among those who have been in contact with them.”
Nagbigay na ang gobyerno ng assistance at suporta sa mga tinamaan ng coronavirus na PCOO personnel at mga pamilya nito.
“As office disinfection will continue to be carried out at the New Executive Building (NEB), we are extending the physical work suspension until further notice in order to ensure our personnel’s safety against the virus,” sabi ni Andanar. “Rest assured that the delivery of essential and timely information to the Filipino public will remain unhampered and unchanged as we have adopted a work-from-home arrangement. All programs and briefings done at NEB will be undertaken remotely and/or virtually.”
Suspendido muna ang trabaho sa PCOO upang magbigay-daan sa disinfection sa mga opisina ng New Executive Building (NEB) sa loob ng Malacanang Complex at nagsagawa na rin ng contact tracing at swab testing sa lahat ng frontline personnel.
“With regard to the 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, July 27, 2020, our coverage will proceed as planned,” sabi pa ni Andanar.
“The Radio Television-Malacañang (RTVM) will continue on their coverage plan with the deployment of a different team that is not among those who have been in contact with its two COVID-19 positive personnel. Precautionary measures, such as testing, will be conducted for the SONA assigned team in order to ensure the safety of President Duterte and the rest of the audience at the Batasang Pambansa,” ani Andanar.