The Philippines National Oil Company and Department of Energy (DoE) offices at Taguig in Metro Manila were due to reopen on Monday after being closed for three days to carry out deep cleaning and disinfection against the spread of the coronavirus.
It is not known whether any of the state-owned oil and gas company employees or department officials have tested positive for the Covid-19 disease.
The DoE advised that the affected offices on the fourth floor of the PNOC Building 5 include the office of the secretary and other executive offices.
“In this regard, please be advised that the concerned offices… will be operating under a work from home set-up and [we] will continue to address your concerns virtually,” said the DoE.
Several government offices in and around the capital Manila have recently moved to close down their physical offices for disinfection as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to increase across the Philippines.
The Philippines on Sunday reported 39 deaths related to the novel coronavirus and 2110 new infections.
Total deaths now stand at 1932 and there are 80,448 confirmed cases, according to the Department of Health.