PTV to go off the air on March 17 for disinfection
MANILA, Philippines — State-run People’s Television Network (PTV) will go off the air on Wednesday, March 17, to disinfect its offices as a precaution against the rising number of new COVID-19 cases.
It will resume broadcast operations on Thursday, March 18, PTV said in a statement on its Facebook page.
“PTV has decided to undertake an extensive and thorough disinfection of its entire head office facilities in an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of its employees and staff at this time of rising COVID-19 cases in the country,” PTV said.
“The network’s flagship programs, Public Briefing #LagingHandaPH and Ulat Bayan will be back on air on Monday, 22 March 2021. A full resumption of regular programming will be announced separately,” it added.
According to the Presidential Communications Operations Office, there are 23 active COVID-19 cases within PTV.
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