By Noreen Jazul
The Philippine Consulate in Jeddah has suspended all its operations from June 23 to July 2, after one of its personnel and two former wards tested positive for COVID-19.
In an advisory, the Consulate said suspended are “passporting, legalization of documents, civil registry, POLO, DSWD-SWAT, SSS, PAG-IBIG, and PTIC services.”
The Consulate said the COVID positive personnel had “high public exposure,” while the two former male wards were recently repatriated to the Philippines.
“All Consulate personnel have been instructed to self-quarantine and to seek medical attention should they develop the symptoms,” the Consulate said.
Those who visited the Consulate from June 14 to June 18 were also urged to monitor themselves.
“Call 927 should you develop symptoms,” it added.
While operations are temporarily suspended, the Consulate said it will continue to respond to emergency requests for assistance.
The Consulate said it will resume operations on July 5, “barring no further worsening of the situation.”