Piñol submits self to quarantine after trip to Malaysia

Published March 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Armando Fenequito

DAVAO CITY –Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chairman Emmanuel Piñol has voluntarily gone on self-quarantine for one week after he and two members of his staff arrived from the World Islamic Economic Forum in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol (AP FILE PHOTO / BULLIT MARQUEZ / MANILA BULLETIN)
Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Chairman Emmanuel Piñol
(AP FILE PHOTO / BULLIT MARQUEZ / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Piñol announced on Thursday in a statement released by MinDA that he will submit himself to medical check-up and stay in his farm for a week.

He also issued an order suspending work at MinDA offices on Friday, March 13.

Piñol said he also ordered the creation of a 10-man skeletal force, headed by senior officers, to man the office on a daily rotation basis.

The secretary also said he advised the employees of MinDA to stay home, but continue linkages with their clients through digital communications.

 
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