DSWD’s Central Office in QC on a 3-day lockdown starting Friday | Inquirer News

DSWD’s Central Office in QC on a 3-day lockdown starting Friday

/ 07:27 PM March 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, will be put on lockdown for three days beginning Friday, according to Secretary Rolando Bautista.

Bautista said in the memorandum he signed on Thursday that the measure was taken in compliance with the advice of the Quezon City local government, which aims to restrict COVID-19 transmissions amid an ongoing surge of cases.


Bautista did not say if any DSWD workers had contracted the disease, but he did say that the lockout was intended to prevent “the spread of COVID-19” inside the main office.

He said that in view of the recommendation from the DSWD Central Office COVID-19 Action Team relative to the result of the workplace assessment conducted by the Quezon City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, the following actions would be implemented to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 in the DSWD Central Office:


• Three-day lockdown to allow the Administrative Services to conduct disinfection/ decontamination of the entire DSWD Central Office compound including all of its buildings starting Friday, 19 March 2021 until Sunday, 21 March 2021

• All employees shall be under a work-from-home arrangement on 19 March 2021 during the conduct of the massive disinfection in the Central Office

According to Bautista, regular work operations would resume by Monday, March 22.

DSWD is the latest government agency to place its premises under lockdown. Previously, the entire Senate of the Philippines compound was placed on lockdown until March 24 after 24 of its workers tested positive for COVID-19.

READ: No work, session at Senate until March 24 as chamber remains on lockdown 


For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Batasan Hills, COVID-19, Department of Social Welfare and Development, DSWD, DSWD Central Office, Philippine news updates, Quezon City, Quezon City local government, Secretary Rolando Bautista
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.