At least 50 percent of public schools in National Capital Region (NCR) will be used as isolation centers for Covid-19 patients, Malacañang said on Wednesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque certified this after Education Secretary Leonor Briones disclosed earlier that the use of school facilities to isolate Covid-19 patients is authorized.
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“The Palace confirms that 50 percent of public school classrooms in the National Capital Region will be used as temporary quarantine facilities as negotiated and agreed by both the Department of Education and the Department of Health,” Roque said.
“Pumayag naman po si Secretary Leonor Briones na gamitin ang mga public schools hanggang December 31 ng taong ito habang wala pong face-to -face ang ating mga estudyante,” he added.
Roque said Briones allowed the use of school facilities since face-to-face classes is not permitted until a vaccine is developed against the virus
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