Several cities and schools in Metro Manila have announced class suspensions for March 9, 2020, due to the onslaught of the CoViD-19.
The Health department on Saturday, March 7, confirmed that the country’s fifth case of the deadly disease, a man with no travel history, was indeed due to local transmission of the virus.
Reports said the 62-year-old Filipino COVID-19-infected patient is “known to have regularly visited a Muslim prayer hall in Barangay Greenhills, San Juan City.” His 59-year-old wife, meanwhile, was announced as the country’s sixth confirmed COVID-19 case, which resulted to the Department of Health on Saturday raising the public health emergency to Code Red.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte proclaimed a nationwide emergency and declared a state of public health emergency in response to Covid-19.
Below are the cities where classes have been suspended.
(Update as of 5:53pm, March 8)
- Marikina City – all levels (public and private), up to March 11
- Navotas City – all levels (public and private)
- Pasay City – all levels (public and private)
- San Juan City – all levels (public and private)
- Quezon City – Bagong Lipunan Crame Elementary School and High School only on Monday, March 9
- Cainta, Rizal – all levels (public and private), up to March 10
- Taytay, Rizal – all levels