#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Monday, March 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Classes have been suspended in several areas on Monday, March 9, 2020 as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Monday, March 9, 2020

On Sunday, the Department of Health (DOH) has reported four (4) new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to ten (10).

Below is the updated list of class suspensions (Like us on Facebook for real-time updates):

  • Marikina City - all levels, public and private (until Wednesday, March 11)
  • Navotas City - all levels, public and private
  • Pasay City - all levels, public and private (until Tuesday, March 10)
  • Quezon City - Bagong Lipunan Crame Elementary School and High School
  • San Juan City - all levels, public and private


UPDATE: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Mayor Toby Tiangco has declared suspension of classes in all levels in Navotas City. This includes public and private schools.

In a separate post on Twitter, Tiangco clarified that as of today, there's no confirmed case of COVID-19 in his locality.

READ: Navotas Mayor asks DepEd to automatically pass all students this school year

Meanwhile, Mayor Johnielle Keith Nieto also declared suspension of classes in Cainta, Rizal on Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10 "to provide ample opportunity for the general services office to distribute additional masks". This is after a resident tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

In a press conference on Friday, the Department of Health (DOH) had announced 4th and 5th confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country. This includes 48-year-old male Filipino with travel history to Japan and 62-year-old male Filipino with known hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The 5th case is known to have regularly visited a Muslim prayer hall in Barangay Greenhills, San Juan City.

READ: DOH confirms 2 new cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines

DOH on Saturday said that the previously-reported 5th case of COVID-19 is the first case of local transmission in the country after verification with the Bureau of Immigration showed that the patient had no recent travel history.

The health department also reported that the patient’s wife tested positive for coronavirus after contact tracing activities were prompted. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to six (6).

READCODE RED: DOH confirms first local transmission of COVID-19 in PH; reports 6th case

Meanwhile, Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano clarified on Saturday that Deloitte Philippines employee who tested positive for COVID-19 is not a new case but one of the two latest cases that were confirmed by the health department on Friday.

READ: BGC employee tests positive for coronavirus

The three earlier cases were Chinese nationals who traveled to the Philippines from Wuhan, the ground zero of COVID-19.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), there is now a total of 95,265 reported cases of COVID-19 globally, and 3281 deaths.

— The Summit Express

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