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Deped’s official statement on the recall of the President’s approval of the pilot run of face-to-face classes

Official Statement

DepEd releases its official statement on the cancellation of face-to-face classes pilot implementation.

Read the full statement below for your information and reference.

Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has recalled his earlier approval of the pilot implementation/dry run of face-to-face classes in low-risk areas, originally scheduled in January 2021. This is in light of the emerging concern over the reported new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 or the SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01 (Variant Under Investigation, year 2020, month 12, variant 01).

Pursuant to the President’s instruction, DepEd is suspending the said pilot run of face-to-face classes until further notice.

The Department will fully cooperate with the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in its response to the current situation.