The Department of Education on Sunday announced again the suspension of all scheduled national and regional events involving students as a precautionary measure against the threat of COVID-19.
However, the conduct of the 2020 National Schools Press Conference and National Festival of Talents will push through since delegates are already at their travels and respective venues. These two events are slated to take place from March 9 to 13, in Tuguegarao City in Cagayan province and Ilagan City in Isabela, respectively.
Early in February, Education Secretary Leonor Briones declared the cancelation of all national events and other off-campus activities due to the coronavirus outbreak. Briones lifted the order on February 24.
The governments of Navotas in Metro Manila and Cainta in Rizal province have announced the suspension of classes in their areas due to the virus threat.