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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Classes suspended in Lanao del Sur amid COVID-19 threat

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA) — Provincial Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr. ordered the suspension of classes, government work, and public events and gathering to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Order issued on Thursday suspends classes in public and private schools in the entire province “until further notice.”

All scheduled and proposed public events and gatherings that require mass participation are also postponed until further notice.

Moreover, Adiong ordered that government work — except for the Bureau of Fire Protection and the security sector, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices, health offices and medical first responders, and members of the Inter-Agency Task Force Against COVID-19 — are suspended on March 12 and 13 to allow all local government units (LGUs) and government agencies to conduct disinfection measure in all government facilities.

Work will resume on Monday, May 16.

Jennie A. Tamano, Provincial Information Officer, said the Provincial Task Force on COVID-19 will meet on Monday, March 16, to determine if the suspension of classes and work will be extended.

Meanwhile, the provincial government continues to urge the public to take proper measures and follow the advisories from the Department of Health (DOH) and other authorities on COVID-19.

Adiong issued the Order following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of a State of Public Health Emergency in the country which mandated all LGUs to help address and prevent the spread of the Covid-19. (APB/PIA ICIC)