To contain the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 due to the exposure of the president's economic team to an infected patient, a lockdown has been enforced at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the Department of Finance (DOF), the Government Service Insurance System, and the Asian Development Bank.
The temporary suspension of operations will ensure disinfection of offices and facilities.
Finance secretary Carlos Dominguez ordered all finance-attached agencies to include the bureaus of customs, internal revenue, and treasury to disinfect over the weekend.
Dominguez is one of the cabinet officials who has gone into self-quarantine. He disclosed that he met a person who tested positive of the virus.
He also urged journalists covering the DOF to do the same.