F2F CLASSES MUST CONTINUE DESPITE ENTRY OF NEW COVID VARIANTS, SAYS SENATOR
SENATE Minority Leader Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III on Thursday said that the entry of new variants of the Covid19 should not stop the implementation of face-to-face classes.
“We have to live with them especially coronaviruses since these have been with humans mammals and other animals since time immemorial. Hence it is time to learn to live with the Covid virus,” Pimentel said.
He added that the country will have to worry about the future if children will not be educated today.
“Time does not come back. Let us not waste it. Our young ones are only young once. Let youth not be wasted on the young. Let our youth experience life to the fullest. And effective age appropriate education and interaction with peers are essential parts of life,” the senator said.
Pimentel, however, urged everyone to be vigilant and take precautionary measures to avoid Covid19 infection.
“Avoid too much crowding. Pay attention to ventilation and air circulation,” he said.
Beginning November 4, public schools will hold full-time face-to-face classes five days a week.