2 public school teachers died due to COVID-19 virus
Department of Education Region 7 recorded 11 teachers and personnel positive with COVID-19 and 2 of them died from the virus.
Regional Director Salustiano T. Jimenez confirmed the said fatalities and expressed his deepest sympathy to the bereaved family. He also said that DepEd Region 7 will extend assistance to the family.
The 2 public teachers who expired were both from Cebu City and they expired within the hospital where they were confined.
The rest of the positive cases are all asymptomatic and under close monitoring.
Director Jimenez said that the 2 teachers probably got the virus from the community as Cebu City became the hotspot of the spread of the virus.
Jimenez added that DepEd will continue to allow the usage of school as an isolation facility while classes are still on hold. But he rests assured that all schools will be disinfected first before it will be used by teachers and students.