- Several cities announced the suspension of classes following the Department of Health's confirmation of 5th and 6th case of the deadly COVID-19
- The DOH raised the alert level of the outbreak to Code Red sublevel 1 which means all hospital personnel are required to report for duty in order to provide medical services
- The latest COVID patients had no travel history which means it is indeed due to local transmission of the virus
- The Health Department also recommended the declaration of State of Public Health Emergency to the Office of the President
The Department of Education has raised the alert level for COVID-19 to Code Red which means all hospital personnel are required to report for duty in order to provide medical services.
This was after the confirmed 5th and 6th cases of the deadly disease. Among the latest confirmed cases was of a man with no travel history which confirmed the first case of local transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.
The Health Department recommended the declaration of State of Public Health Emergency to the Office of the President.
Code Red trended on Twitter following the announcement of DOH of the raised alert level.
Here are some of the cities where classes have been suspended.
- Navotas City (No classes on Monday, March 9)
- San Juan City (No classes on Monday, March 9)
- Marikina City (No classes until Wednesday, March 11)
- Cainta, Rizal (No classes until Tuesday, March 10)
- Taytay, Rizal (No classes on Monday, March 9)
- Manila Tytana Colleges (No classes on Monday, March 9)
- Trinity University of Asia (No classes on Monday, March 9)
- Bagong Lipunan Crame Elementary School and High School (No classes on Monday, March 9)
- Assumption College (No classes until Tuesday, March 10)
Manila Tytana Colleges
Trinity University of Asia
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Meanwhile, some officials also called for a work-from-home set up for employees following the confirmed local transmission.
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