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Indonesian embassy in Manila shut after COVID-19 case

Spokesman says embassy closed for 3 days, all staff tested

Erric Permana   | 21.09.2020
Indonesian embassy in Manila shut after COVID-19 case

JAKARTA, Indonesia

The Indonesian embassy in Manila, Philippines, has been closed temporarily after a staff member contracted coronavirus. 

Agus Buana, a spokesman for the embassy, said the staffer who tested positive for COVID-19 is stable.

“The staffer will continue to self-isolate at home,” Buana told Anadolu Agency on Monday.

He said the embassy will remain closed for three days, and the entire building will be disinfected. “Today, PCR [polymerase chain reaction] tests were conducted on all staffers,” he added.

The Philippines is now the most affected country in Southeast Asia with more than 290,000 cases and around 5,000 deaths from the novel virus.

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