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CNN Philippines temporarily shuts down due to an employee test positive for COVID-19

CNN Philippines on Wednesday announced that it will be off the air for at least 24 hours after an employee within its building was confirmed positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The management of the Worldwide Corporate Center along Shaw Boulevard where CNN Philippines is housed, will be disinfecting the premises after an employee of another office within the building has been confirmed infected.

As a result, CNN Philippines will be off the air for at least 24 hours. CNN Philippines will continue to provide the news through its website and its Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. Updates will also be posted on the CNN Philippines Viber community.

the company said in a statement that "We have prepared for this emergency. For more than two weeks, many of our colleagues have been isolated and working from home already,”.

In the Philippines, 187 have been infected with the virus and 14 have died because of it. Four have recovered, while the rest are admitted at various hospitals in the country. Globally, it has affected over 197,000 and killed nearly 8,000 people.

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