Isko suspends classes in Manila for 1 week

MAYOR Isko Moreno has announced the weeklong suspension of classes in all levels in Manila, both in private and public schools, from March 9 to March 15.

The announcement was made in the wake of reports from the Department of Health about a community-transmission acquired corona virus case in another city in Metro Manila.

‘Let us take this opporturnity to clean our environment and for the schools to disinfect their campuses and facilities,’ Moreno said, as he urged school authorities to go for online education or teaching so that the days covered by the suspension will not go to waste.

The mayor said he was just waiting for guidance from the Department of Health and now that local government units have been given the discretion to suspend classes, he took advantage of it.

Fourteen persons are now under monitoring in Manila and being watched closely by the barangays, although the city has ‘zero’ persons under investigation (PUIs).

He also announced that an entire floor of Sta. Ana Hospital will be dedicated for coronavirus cases and called on residents to report any suspicious cases.  Said facility is currently being inspected by the DoH.

Moreno also called on the public to avoid spreading false or unverified information about coronavirus.