"As of today, the Philippine Mission is in lockdown, and all personnel are instructed to self quarantine and to seek medical attention should they develop the symptoms", the source noted. "The necessary health and safety protocols have been implemented", DFA Assistant Secretary Eduardo Menez told reporters. He said the United Nations medical services was contacting those diplomats.
As a result of this development, the Philippine Consulate in NY has suspended all its operations "until further notice".
All transactions at the Consulate are temporarily transferred to the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., which is about three-hour drive from New York City.
The World Health Organization announced Wednesday that coronavirus also known as COVID-19, which has killed over 4,000 people, is officially a pandemic.
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Spain is the latest hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic , with 1,500 new cases Saturday - half in the capital city of Madrid. World Health Organization said it has now shifted from "readiness" to "response" mode in tackling coronavirus in Africa.
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He was however an unused substitute in Juventus game against Inter Millan last weekend which was played behind closed doors. The Premier League called the move a "precautionary measure" and said there were no plans to postpone any other games.
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With an 11- 0 score at the end of the game, Germany started the Shanghai Women’s World Cup with a world record win. Women’s World Cup 2007 Germanys women’s team opened the World Cup with a bang against Argentina.