CNN Philippines temporarily goes off air after building employee catches COVID-19


Posted at Mar 18 2020 09:55 AM

MANILA - CNN Philippines said Wednesday it would temporarily go off air after an employee in its office building tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The media outlet said it received information that there was one confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Worldwide Corporate Center in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong, where its office is located.

The building's management "will disinfect the premises as soon as possible," said CNN Philippines in a statement.

"This means that we will be off air for at least 24 hours," it added.

CNN Philippines said it had prepared for this emergency and many of its staff had been isolated and working from home for more than 2 weeks.

The media outlet will continue to provide news through its website and social media plaforms, it said.