BGC employee tests positive for coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – Professional service firm in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig confirmed early Saturday, March 7, that one of its employees has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
BGC employee tests positive for coronavirus

In a Facebook post, Deloitte Philippines said that their "colleague is currently in hospital receiving treatment and further tests."

"Deloitte is supporting the colleague and family in every way we can," business process outsourcing firm said.

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The firm also pointed out it has taken the necessary precautions to manage the situation.

"The health and safety of our people, our clients and our community is our highest priority, and our immediate response has been to take all necessary actions to manage the situation," Deloitte added.

It said it remains compliant with guidance from the Department of Health (DOH) on response to coronavirus cases.

"Deloitte Philippines continues to comply with the instructions and directions from the Department of Health. All necessary actions were promptly taken to inform those who might have come into contact with the colleague for the appropriate checks and provide any possible form of support. We continue to monitor and manage the COVID-19 situation in order to respond as necessary," the firm concluded.

Deloitte Philippines says its employee tested positive for COVID-19
Deloitte Philippines said its employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Photo from their Facebook page.

UPDATE: Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano said that the Deloitte Philippines employee who tested positive for COVID-19 is not a new case but one of the two latest cases that were confirmed by the health department on Friday.

"We confirm that the case mentioned in the Department of Health press conference on March 6, 2020 is that of the coronavirus (COVID-19) case in the City of Taguig. The individual is employed at Deloitte Philippines located at the Net Lima Plaza in Bonifacio Global City," Cayetano said.

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The three earlier cases were Chinese nationals who traveled to the Philippines from Wuhan, the ground zero of COVID-19.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), there is now a total of 95,265 reported cases of COVID-19 globally, and 3281 deaths.

— The Summit Express

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