Classes are suspended, March 9, 2020, in a few cities and schools after the Department of Health confirmed the first case of local transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines.
The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed, Saturday, the country’s fifth case of the disease, a man with no travel history.
In a report from a mainstream media, the 62-year-old Filipino infected patient from Cainta is known to have regularly visited a Muslim prayer hall in Greenhills, San Juan City.
His 59-year-old wife was also announced as the country’s sixth confirmed COVID-19 case.
LIST of cities with class suspension (Monday, March 9, 2020)
Marikina City – March 9 to 11, all levels (public and private)
Navotas City – March 9 only, all levels (public and private)
Pasay City – March 9 and 10, all levels (public and private)
Quezon City – March 9, (Bagong Lipunan Crame Elementary School and High School)
San Juan City – March 9 only, all levels (public and private)
Meanwhile, Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco asked the Department of Education (DepEd) to pass all students and suspend the remaining classes. He said they are very concerned with the student’s safety.
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