PBA employees to undergo COVID-19 testing
Paul Kennedy Lintag on May 20, 2020 11:44 AM
In preparation for the PBA to resume office operations, all regular employees will undergo COVID-19 testing. (PBA)
The PBA is slowly getting the ball rolling again after the league was shut down for two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In preparation for the PBA to resume office operations, all regular employees will undergo COVID-19 testing.
The testing will be provided for free by San Miguel Corp., which has three teams in the league in the flagship San Miguel Beermen, Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings, and the Magnolia Hotshots.
"Pinapaabot namin ang taos-pusong pasasalamat kay SMC President Ramon Ang sa malaking tulong na kanyang ibinabahagi upang matiyak ang kalusugan at kaligtasan ng mga empleyado ng PBA,” league Commissioner Willie Marcial said.
All regular PBA employees will be tested for COVID-19 at the San Miguel headquarters in Ortigas.
The league has been actively fighting the pandemic by helping provide aide to medical frontliners and employees affected by the work stoppage.
SMC in particular, has used its massive resources to extend a helping hand, recently provided testing booths and kits to all 17 Local Government Units in the National Capital Region (NCR) to expand the country’s testing capacity for the coronavirus.
The PBA Board will meet come August to decide the league's immediate future. The options are to continue the 45th PBA season and play one conference, or end the year altogether.
In the current 2020 Philippine Cup, the PBA only managed to play one game before going in an indefinite suspension.
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