- Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III said that it is safe to resume the classes in August
- However, the health secretary said that the education sector must observe the minimum health standards
- The statement of Duque contradicts the previous thoughts of President Rodrigo Duterte regarding the opening of classes
- President Duterte said that there should be a vaccine first before the students return to their schools
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Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III said during a Senate hearing on Tuesday that it is “safe” to open the classes in August amid the COVID-19.
KAMI learned that the statement of Duque contradicts the previous speech of President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a report by GMA News Online, Duque said that classes are safe to resume as long as the Department of Education follows the minimum health standards.
“Kinakailangan lang siguruhin minimum standards of health na talaga. Physical distancing, frequent washing of the hand, disinfection ng silid-aralan, alcohol, sanitizers nandiyan,” Duque said.
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In a previous report by KAMI, President Duterte said that he does not want to risk the lives of the students. He said that there should be a vaccine first before the classes resume.
Earlier, the Department of Education said that the classes will be opening on August 24, 2020, after it was suspended for a few months due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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