CNN Philippines goes dark in virus scare
CNN Philippines stopped broadcasting on Wednesday after a coronavirus case was confirmed within the constructing the place the tv channel is predicated, forcing it off the air whereas the workplaces are disinfected.
Catholics sit on chairs with yellow line tapes, to separate churchgoers from sitting shut to one another as a part of social distancing at a church in Borongan city, Jap Samar province, central Philippines on Sunday. Photograph: AFP
Viewers tuning in to the native franchise have been met with the community’s pink brand on a clean display screen because it introduced it will be off the air for a minimum of 24 hours.
“CNN Philippines will briefly cease broadcasting on Wednesday after a COVID-19 case was confirmed within the constructing [in Manila] the place the corporate is situated,” the franchise stated on its web site.
“Because of this, CNN Philippines might be off the air for a minimum of 24 hours,” it added, stressing the an infection occurred at one other firm within the constructing.
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It stated it will proceed to supply information on its web site and social media accounts.
“We have now ready for this emergency. For greater than two weeks, a lot of our colleagues have been remoted and dealing from house already,” an organization assertion stated.
Different Philippine broadcast networks have earlier banned reside audiences from their discuss, actuality, selection and recreation reveals.
The Philippines has reported only a fraction of the infections seen in hotspots resembling China and Italy, with 187 confirmed instances and 14 deaths.
Launched in March 2015, CNN Philippines is the Philippines’ solely predominantly English-language channel on free-to-air tv.