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World Philippines Postpones Start of Classes Amid Rising Infections

10:15  14 august  2020
10:15  14 august  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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COVID-19 infections are still rising more than two months after the country went into lockdown.

COVID-19 infections are still rising more than two months after the country went into lockdown.

(Bloomberg) --

a sign on the side of a building: A Covid-19 safety sign is displayed at the the Rosauro Almario Elementary School in Manila City, July 21, 2020. Coronavirus cases in the Philippines have more than tripled since stay-home orders in the capital were lifted and most businesses were allowed to reopen starting June. © Bloomberg A Covid-19 safety sign is displayed at the the Rosauro Almario Elementary School in Manila City, July 21, 2020. Coronavirus cases in the Philippines have more than tripled since stay-home orders in the capital were lifted and most businesses were allowed to reopen starting June.

The Philippines will defer opening of classes to early October from end-August as coronavirus cases in the region’s worst outbreak continued to rise to nearly 148,000.

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COVID-19 infections are still rising more than two months after the country went into lockdown.

COVID-19 infections are still rising more than two months after the country went into lockdown.

The postponement is meant to give the education department more time to ensure that virtual classes will proceed smoothly, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said in a memorandum Friday.

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Infections that are rising by the thousands and the unavailability of gadgets and Internet connection for some students are complicating moves to restart classes in the Southeast Asian nation.

a sign on the side of a building: A Covid-19 safety sign is displayed at the the Rosauro Almario Elementary School in Manila City, July 21, 2020. Coronavirus cases in the Philippines have more than tripled since stay-home orders in the capital were lifted and most businesses were allowed to reopen starting June. © Bloomberg A Covid-19 safety sign is displayed at the the Rosauro Almario Elementary School in Manila City, July 21, 2020. Coronavirus cases in the Philippines have more than tripled since stay-home orders in the capital were lifted and most businesses were allowed to reopen starting June.

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