Sanitizing Marikina schools

THE STA. ELENA High School in Marikina gets sanitized as part of the massive disinfection activity launched by the local government following one confirmed coronavirus case, or COVID-19, case in the city. Mayor Marcelino R. Teodoro, in a statement, stressed that as of March 10 morning, there is no confirmed community transmission case and those who came into contact with the infected patient are under monitoring. Schools have been suspended for the rest of the week in the entire Metro Manila.

Authorities to send home school-age children found gallivanting

VILLAGE leaders and cops have been ordered to keep children of school age out of shopping malls, public markets and other convergence spaces while classes in the National Capital Region (NCR) are suspended until March 14 amid the COVID-19 spread. “The President has directed all local officials in NCR from Mayor down to Punong Barangays as well as all units of the Philippine National Police to ensure that no children are seen loitering around and, if they are seen, they are to be immediately sent home to do their homework,” Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año said in a statement on Tuesday. Mr. Año also asked parents to “discipline and closely supervise their children and ensure that they stay home.”