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Baka magkahawaan! Chinese-Filipino schools suspend classes over Wuhan coronavirus fears

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A number of Chinese-Filipino schools in Metro Manila suspended classes Monday (January 27) as a preventive measure to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus from Wuhan, particularly after the Chinese new year.

Among the schools which called off their classes were:

– Chiang Kai Shek College

– Hope Christian High School

– St. Stephen’s High School

– Philippine Cultural College

– St. Jude Catholic School

– Tiong Se Academy

– Lorenzo Ruiz Academy

– Pace Academy

The novel coronavirus, which was first detected in Wuhan City, China in December last year, has already reached the United States, Australia, France, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand, Nepal, Singapore and Japan.

Around 80 people have died from the virus, according to the World Health Organization.

The Department of Health said there has been no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the country as of posting time, though there are 13 people under investigation for possible infection.

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