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50% of NCR Teachers exhibit Covid19 symptoms, survey showed

50% of NCR Teachers exhibit Covid19 symptoms, survey showed

ACT Teachers Party-list Representative France Castro was disturbed at teachers who reported symptoms of Covid19 or have family members who show Covid19 symptoms.

Alliance of Concerned Teachers-NCR Union conducted a survey and showed that more than 55.3 percent of the teacher respondents had flu-like symptoms.

The survey also showed that 84.7 percent of the respondents still work despite having symptoms.

76.2 percentof the respondents said that they did not receive any support from their divisions or school.

“These are very alarming numbers. What is the Department of Education doing to support our teachers during this time when many of their employees are sick? Do they even know the extent of the Covid19 positive cases among DepEd employees?” Castro asked.

“Nakakabahala na sa panahon ng pandemya, ang mga teachers na natin ang nagtaguyod sa pagpapatuloy ng edukasyon sa kabila ng kakulangan sa suportang ibinibigay ang gobyerno at ngayong sila naman ang nangangailangan ng kaunting pahinga at ayuda dahil libo-libo na rin sa kanila ang nagkakasakit, wala pa rin silang nakukuhang tulong mula sa ating administrasyon,” Castro said.

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