ADB Manila headquarters closed to disinfect amid coronavirus concerns

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in the Philippines, which is located at Ortigas Center in Mandaluyong City, was closed on Thursday, March 12. The bank said operations will carry on with employees working from home. The headquarters was closed in order to disinfect after information that a visitor to the bank tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“ADB management will make a decision in [the] coming days on when to reopen the bank premises,” it said in a statement.

“The safety of staff, visitors to the Bank, and their families is of utmost importance to us. We are providing support to staff who interacted with the visitor,” also said ADB vice president for administration and corporate management Deborah Stokes.

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization said that the coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic and warned of “alarming levels” of inaction.

In the Philippines, there are 49 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday morning.

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