Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila to go under 2-week lockdown to stem COVID-19 infections

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 2) —The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila said it would enforce a two-week lockdown in a bid to stem COVID-19 infections.

The university made the announcement Sunday saying there would be a "strict work-from-home arrangement for employees" for two weeks.

They added restricted access to the campus would begin on Monday, August 3.

“We are taking this two-week timeout as an extra precaution as we acknowledge the current health situation in our campus, in the City of Manila, and in the country. We are hoping that in our own way, we can prevent further COVID-19 infections within our community,” university president Emmanuel Leyco said.

PLM said only employees who are deemed "highly essential" and unable to take their workload home will be allowed to report to work, while visitors will not be allowed to enter the campus.

"Document submissions will be accepted as deliveries... All transactions will be carried out fully online in the next two weeks, including the registration period for freshmen which starts August 3. Other requirements and processes will have to be coursed through e-mail" it added.

The university said it would look at its existing COVID-19 mitigation protocol during the lockdon and see how they can improve on it.