PSE shuts office, trading floor for 24 hours due to COVID-19 case

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Posted at Jun 24 2020 11:09 AM

PSE shuts office, trading floor for 24 hours due to COVID-19 case 1
The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) building at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. February 18, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Philippine Stock Exchange said Wednesday its headquarters and trading floor in Taguig would be closed for decontamination after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Shortened trading and business functions will continue as employees have alternate work arrangements in place, the PSE said. The main index was down 0.54 percent before noon.

“We are closing down our premises for decontamination and for any other necessary measures to ensure that the health of our employees will not be comprised,” PSE President and CEO Ramon S. Monzon said.

The office will be closed for 24 hours. Employees who reported to work on Wednesday were asked to vacate the premises, the PSE said.

Workers who were identified to have close contact with the patient were asked to self-quarantine, it said.