Some local government units and schools in Metro Manila have announced class suspensions for February 5, 2020, due to the onslaught of the novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV.
There has been 2 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Philippines as of Sunday, February 2, however, there are 105 persons under investigation for possible nCoV infection in the Philippines.
Most of those under observation are in Metro Manila, with 36 patients under watch, of which thirty-one of the patients are still confined in hospitals, the Department of Health reported Tuesday noon.
Sixteen patients are under watch in Central Luzon and 16 others in Central Visayas. In Western Visayas, 10 patients are under watch for 2019-nCoV, in addition to six patients in Davao.
There are five patients under watch in Northern Mindanao, four each in Calabarzon and Mimaropa, and three each in the Ilocos and Eastern Visayas.
There is one patient each in Cagayan and the Cordillera Administrative Region.
The call for class suspensions is a precautionary measure to contain and mitigate the spread of the dreaded disease.
(Update as of 12:37 am, 05 Feb. 2020)
Class suspensions on February 5, 2020
- Negros Oriental – all levels (public only)
- Negros Maritime College Foundation, Inc.
- Saint Jude Catholic School (until February 8)
- St. Francis School of La Libertad
- Silliman University
- St. Stephen’s High School (until February 8)
- Uno High School