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No reported COVID-19 infection among students, teachers, so far — DepEd

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 11:58 AM September 01, 2022
READY FOR FLAG-RAISING Students at Luyahan Elementary School in Barangay Pasonanca, Zamboanga City, line up for the flag ceremony during school opening on Aug. 22, the first day of the new school year across the country since the pandemic struck in March 2020. —PHOTO COURTESY OF ELENA FLORES FACEBOOK

Students at Luyahan Elementary School in Barangay Pasonanca, Zamboanga City gather at the school grounds on the first day of classes on Aug. 22, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ELENA FLORES FACEBOOK)

MANILA, Philippines — No COVID-19 infection among students and teachers and other academic staff members has so for been reported since the start of face-to-face classes, according to Department of Education (DepEdP) spokesperson Michael Poa.

“Sa ngayon po, after verifying with the field offices, wala pa po tayong reported na nagkaroon ng COVID-19 since  the start of the classes pati na rin sa teaching and non teaching staff,” said Poa during a press conference Thursday morning.

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(Currently, and after verifying with the field offices, we have not had any reports of COVID-19 infection since the start of the classes among students, teachers and non-teaching staff.)

Poa said the DepEd  will continue monitoring schools for COVID-19 transmission.

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Meanwhile, POA said DepEd is coordinating with the Department of Health (DOH) regarding the COVID-19 vaccination status of students.

The DOH has recently set up vaccination sites in some public schools to boost the vaccination rate among students amid the resumption of face-=to-face classes.

As of August 31, 2022, based on DOH’s COVID-19 tracker, the country currently has 24,181 active infections nationwide.

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