Some children in Manila, which is the capital of the Philippines’ come back to school on Monday after a two-year interruption due to Coronavirus. The Philippines is one of the countries which have imposed some of the world’s toughest Coronavirus limitations, trying to get life back to normal.
The goal of the government is to reopen the schools in January. For fulfilling this move the government decided to take a trial in which the children of 28 schools participated. They were photographed wearing face masks and sitting at desks fitted with plastic screens. Against the scenario of mass vaccination drives and the fall in the rising case of the virus, the parents also welcomed this move with full alertness.
One of the parents Lara Vedasto who was waiting to fit her daughter outside the campus uttered “I also feel scared since there is still Covid, but we have to brave it so my child can learn.” She also added that she can’t focus on helping her with her studies and her modules because she also has work.”
The reopening of the schools in the capital region is an extension of an experiment of 100 schools in lower-peril areas. This trial started last month. Safeguard carry on for disciple, however, such as class sizes round off at 15 to avoid overcrowding.
The Philippines, which has recorded 2.84 million Covid-19 cases and 49,499 deaths in total, is among the last countries globally to reopen schools. There is a sharp fall in the cases which is below 1000 since November 24. The fall is from a peak of over 20,000 in September, asphalting the way for a wider profitable reopening. The Philippines last week held a three-day mass vaccination drive to boost its vaccine rollout, which has been slower than many neighbors. As of Dec. 2, around 34% of its 110 million people had been fully immunized.
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