DepEd suspends national, regional school events amid Covid-19 threat

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Sunday announced the suspension of all scheduled national and regional school events as a precautionary measure against the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Only the 2020 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) set in Cagayan and the National Festival of Talents (NFOT) in Isabela will push through since delegates have already traveled and are in their respective venues.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones earlier declared the suspension of all national and off-campous events due to the Covid-19 outbreak but later lifted the order on Feb. 24.

DepEd asked the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases for guidance amid Covid-19 danger.