April 23, 2021

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WIPR staff go into quarantine and cancel primary coverage

The coverage of the local primaries to be carried out by the WIPR news team was canceled after the president of the Puerto Rico Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Eric Delgado, announced that the staff went into quarantine and began a round of tests to detect COVID-19 the channel reported in a statement.

Measurements are taken after a family member of an employee tests positive for coronavirus . [19659002] “Yesterday we made the decision to quarantine our news department staff, in which we began a new round of testing and contact traicing. For this reason, the special edition of primary coverage and the Urnas 2020 program are canceled, "Delgado reported in written statements.

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The official also explained that the channel entered into an alliance with Univision to broadcast all coverage of the electoral event.

"We hope that as soon as the rigorous tests are carried out, we can have the entire Notiséis360 team back on the screen," concluded the executive.

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