Statement: On the surge in COVID-19 Cases among DFA Personnel

PASAY CITY 31 March 2021 – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) informs the public that it shall maintain a reduced workforce until further notice.

The recent COVID-19 testings at the Department this March 2021 saw a significant surge in COVID-19 cases among its personnel, consistent with the alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. For the month of March 2021, the Department recorded a total of 88 positive cases, mostly consisting of our frontline personnel. This is the highest number of positive cases in the Department since the start of the pandemic.

The Department seeks the public’s understanding on the recent closures and delays in services that they may have experienced due to the plight of its frontliners.

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