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ADB : In -person classes may hike deaths by 8% / Ben O. de Vera and Meg Adonis

By: de Vera, Ben O.
Contributor(s): Adonis, Meg.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: Makati City : Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2020Description: page A5.Subject(s): Coronovirus | Department of Education | EconomyOnline resources: View the Article Summary: MANILA, Philippines —Fully resuming in-person classes in the first half of next year may hike COVID-19 deaths by 8 percent compared to present levels when all students undergo off-campus classes, according to a report of the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB). But ADB estimates also showed that stopping in-person classes during the school year 2020-2021 would cost P1.9 trillion in foregone economic opportunities, prompting the country’s chief economist to push for a gradual resumption of classes which should be done as safely as possible.
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MANILA, Philippines —Fully resuming in-person classes in the first half of next year may hike COVID-19 deaths by 8 percent compared to present levels when all students undergo off-campus classes, according to a report of the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB).

But ADB estimates also showed that stopping in-person classes during the school year 2020-2021 would cost P1.9 trillion in foregone economic opportunities, prompting the country’s chief economist to push for a gradual resumption of classes which should be done as safely as possible.



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