NEWS ALERT: City of Manila assured the preparedness in prevention of the spread of COVID-19 amongst students

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan explained in an interview that public schools in Manila are prepared for the possibility of positive cases among students during their face-to-face classes.

“May isolation rooms po tayo, mga medical frontliners, and magpapalagay tayo ng vaccination team just in case po na mayroong gustong magpabakuna habang nandito po sila, tutal nandito na lahat ng mga bata, puwedeng magpabakuna,” Lacuna-Pangan stated.

With a maximum of 35 students per classroom, students are expected to practice physical distancing during their face-to-face schedule in the school, with some schools practicing one day of online classes and four days of physical attendance in classes.

Safety officers are also assigned to inspect classrooms before, during, and after classes to ensure the minimum health protocols are observed.

Lacuna-Pangan also reiterated that students are required to have their meals or snacks with them before entering the school in order to prevent students from roaming outside the school premises.

Aside from the clean classrooms and washing areas, students were also provided with school supplies and hygiene kits for their use.