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San Juan City declares week-long health break for students, teachers amid COVID-19 rise

The San Juan City government on Friday announced a health break of one week for students and teachers amid the swift increase of COVID-19 cases nationwide.

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora issued Executive Order No. FMZ 106, Series of 2022, suspending classes in all levels, in both public and private schools within the city from January 15, and 17 to 22, 2022.

Zamora said the health break give way to students and teachers to recover from the effects of the increasing COVID-19 infections.

“This is to give respite to sick or infected students, teachers and staff and have a necessary health break for schools and academic institutions for them to be able to recover from the effects of the very high number of COVID-19 cases that Metro Manila and the entire Philippines is currently experiencing,” he said in a Facebook post.

Several cities including Manila, Marikina, Pasay, Valenzuela and Antipolo also earlier suspended classes.

The government placed Metro Manila and around 50 other areas under Alert Level 3 from January 16 to 31 amid the rising COVID-19 cases.

The Philippines on Friday logged 37,207 new COVID-19 cases, another highest daily tally since the start of pandemic, increasing the nationwide count to 3,129,512.—LDF, GMA News