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DepEd Studies Possible Implementation of Face-to-Face Classes in COVID-19 Low-Risk Areas

DEPED – The Department of Education spoke on the possible mode of classes in areas considered as low-risk for COVID-19.

Currently, the Philippines is still on a fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. There are still fresh cases of this coronavirus disease daily and contact tracings are still ongoing.

This disease has shaken the healthcare systems of more than 200 countries and territories across the globe. Many nations locked their borders to prevent the spread of the disease.

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In PH, the Department of Health (DOH) has recorded a total of 58,850 coronavirus cases as of this writing with 1,614 deaths and 20,976 recoveries. Community quarantine measures are still up.

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Supposedly, the opening of the school year in schools under the Department of Education is every June. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DepEd moved it to August 24.

With regards to the mode of classes, there are still no final say. Meanwhile, DepEd gave an update. Based on ABS-CBN News, the Education Department is currently studying the possibility of implementing face-to-face classes in areas considered as low-risk for COVID-19.

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones clarified that in case the face-to-face classes will be implemented in schools in COVID-19 low-risk areas, there will be conditions. Based on the report, it will probably be one (1) to two (2) days of face-to-face meetings only.

The Education Secretary said that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was already told of the proposed face-to-face classes in COVID-19 low-risk areas. In case it will be pushed through, the areas to be allowed will be under the scrutiny of the IATF and the Education Department first.

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