Philippines COVID-19 cases lead to Manila school suspensions

Multiple cities in Metro Manila and nearby areas have already suspended classes in light of new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Philippines.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose from 3 to 10 in just one week, prompting the government to declare a state of public health emergency.

Public officials have also declared the suspension of classes, prioritizing safety and the prevention of more cases.

Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco suspended classes in the city for Monday, March 9, and even appealed to the Department of Education to give students passing grades for the rest of the school year.

The municipalities of Cainta and Taytay, Rizal have also suspended classes for all levels in both public and private schools.

Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno, meanwhile, has declared a week-long suspension of classes from March 9 to 15.