The Department of Education (DepEd) has begun the investigation on the face mask-sharing incident at a graduation rite in Camarines Norte.
A video went viral on social media showing students sharing face masks during an informal graduation rites at a public elementary school in Daet, Camarines Norte. The video immediately received ire from concerned citizens saying it violates minimum health standards.
According to DepEd Usec. Jess Mateo the department has already asked the school head and the teacher involved to submit a written explanation regarding the incident.
“Pina-explain din namin in writing iyong guro kung ano ang mga pangyayari na roon (We asked the teacher to explain in writing about what happened during the incident),” he said.
He also added that the results of the investigation may be released by next week.
Meanwhile, the local Deped COVID-19 task force is currently monitoring the health status of the students involved in the incident. The department also reiterated that face-to-face graduation or moving-up rites are temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The department encourages schools to conduct virtual graduation rites to keep the students safe from getting infected by the virus. –AAC (with reports from Dante Amento)
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