LTFRB to close for a week after 5 employees found positive for COVID-19

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 11 2020 05:25 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will be forced to shut down in the meantime its central office in East Avenue, Quezon City on Monday after 5 of employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The employees were tested positive for the virus following a RT-PCR swab test conducted by the Philippine Red Cross in cooperation with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

"Nangyari po lahat 'yan habang mahigpit na sinusunod ng ahensya ang mga public safety protocols tulad ng pagsusuot ng face mask, karaniwang paghuhugas ng kamay at paggamit ng alcohol at sanitizer, regular na pag-disinfect ng opisina, at social distancing," said LTFRB Chairman Atty. Martin B. Delgra III through their social media account.

"Dahil sa sitwasyon ngayon sa tanggapan ng LTFRB, at para sa kaligtasan ng mga empleyado, ang aming mga stakeholders, at ng publiko, napagpasya naming itigil muna ang operasyon ng LTFRB Central Office simula sa Lunes. Hindi pinapayagang pumasok sa opisina ang mga tauhan ng ahensya."

The LTFRB central office will be closed until Friday for disinfecting procedures.

The agency said it will continue some of its services through online transactions.

For more details, the public can go to the LTFRB's Facebook account and website