Schools in Manila stop classes as Omicron cases surge


A drive-thru Covid-19 vaccination centre in Manila, Philippines, January 13. The Philippines orders schools in Manila to suspend online lessons until January 22 to ‘ease the health burden’ on teachers and students. – EPA pic, January 14, 2022.

SCHOOLS in the Philippine capital Manila were ordered today to suspend online classes for a week, as an Omicron-driven record surge in infections ravages the metropolis of 13 million.

Covid-19 is ripping through the national capital region and surrounding provinces, causing widespread disruption to businesses, services and healthcare providers.


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