Duterte pushes face-to-face classes to bring back normalcy
President Rodrigo Duterte said there is a need to resume face-to-face classes for both public and private schools to bring back normalcy to the country.
During a situation briefing in Baybay, Leyte on Friday, Duterte is confident in DepEd’s readiness on the resumption of physical classes nationwide.
“Ang problema pud sa eskuwelahan kay ang desisyon sa Secretary of Education mubalik na man. Tama na (Usually it’s the schools. The problem is the Secretary of Education has decided to resume face-to-face classes. But that’s right),” Duterte said.
“We need to go back to normal,” the president said.
He said the infection rate has dropped, but it does not mean that “I want you to stop wearing your masks.”
He maintained that the use of face masks would help prevent the transmission of Covid-19.
Duterte urged people to “continue to use your masks because this has given us protection.”
He said that if he “hadn’t firmly imposed the usage of face masks, the infection rate would have been high.”