Radio Veritas, the leading faith-based AM radio station in the Philippines was placed under “temporary lockdown” after some of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.
According to Veritas News, the church-run radio station of the Archdiocese of Manila assured the Kapanalig the broadcast of the station’s programs as well as masses will continue to be heard on the air and watched via streaming through their Facebook account.
The “temporary lockdown” is in response to the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force after a few of the radio station’s employees were infected by the coronavirus. The lockdown also allows disinfection of the entire building.
“Ang hakbang ay bilang pagtugon sa panuntunan ng Inter-Agency Task Force at bigyang daan ang isasagawang ‘disinfection’ ng buong gusali na bahagi ng pag-iingat ng higit pang pagkalat ng nakakahawang sakit,” according to the news post on Veritas News page.
The radio station will temporarily not allow ‘walk in’ Kapanalig members and applications as well as access to the Truth Shop. The assistance provided from the programs of Caritas in Action will also temporarily put on hold.
Radio Veritas is temporarily using the transmitter in Taliptip Bulacan, to continue broadcasting its programs which include the online masses, reflections of priests and bishops and the activities of the 500 years of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.
Currently, the rest of the employees of Radio Veritas are undergoing swab testing and conducting contact tracing. The station will be closed from April 14 until further notice.
For those who wish to make their pledge and donation to the station through their website www.veritas846.ph. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)