The Land Transportation Office (LTO) shut down its main office in Quezon City on Wednesday after 12 employees tested positive for the coronavirus. Work is expected to resume on Monday next week after a thorough disinfection of the building. The LTO said there was no need for the public to panic as the employees who tested positive did not normally deal with applicants for drivers’ licenses or vehicle registration.
Two weeks after it resumed operations, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) suspended all transactions starting on Wednesday at its central office in Quezon City, after 12 employees tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In a statement, LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante said that disinfection of the main office and licensing center would be conducted until Friday with work expected to resume on Monday.
“The health and safety of our employees and of the public [are] important. We have suspended operations in order to make sure that the threat of spreading the coronavirus at our offices is contained. We are now conducting disinfection as well as further testing on all of our employees,” he added.
The full report in today’s issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer