PTV to limit live programs after recording new COVID-19 cases

Consuelo Marquez

August 02, 2020 12:52am

MANILA, Philippines --- State-run People's Television (PTV) on Saturday said it would limit its live programs after reporting new coronavirus disease cases among its personnel.

"As part of the network's precautionary measures and safety policies, we shall be airing only a limited number of live programs daily as we operate the network on a skeleton manpower complement starting August 3, Monday," read the advisory.

PTV did not disclose, however, the total count of COVID-19 cases among its personnel.

PTV's facilities in Quezon City will undergo total disinfection while media personnel will undergo swab tests.

The TV network also said "latest news and information through hourly newsbreaks and primetime newscasts would continue at 6 p.m."

PTV, which usually airs the press briefing of the Department of Health, will return to its regular programming not later than Aug. 17.