Capitol to provide free vitamins to students who return to school

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CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has committed to provide vitamins for school children and health and safety equipment for public schools in the Province should the national government allow them to resume limited face-to-face classes next year.

Garcia made the commitment after hearing from the Department of Education (DepEd) 7 that Cebu Province is one of the school divisions in the region that may start limited face-to-face classes in January.

“If need be, we can augment by ensuring that our children are given proper nutrients through vitamins and other supplements to further help and boost the immune system and as what we have done with the opening of our tourism destinations and establishments,” Garcia told reporters.

Earlier this year, the Province distributed sterilization lamps to public schools to help minimize the spread of viruses and bacteria had face-to-face classes pushed through.

“We adopted a two-pronged approach to the health regimen by boosting the immune system and the employed science and technology available (using) technological gadgets that play an important role in minimizing viruses, bacteria, allergens, in short, in purifying the air,” Garcia said.

Last month, the Province, along with the League of Municipalities of the Philippines Cebu chapter, issued a resolution to support the DepEd 7 in conducting limited face-to-face classes in areas that have few or no coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases.

In the same resolution, the Province also asked the agency to determine which areas in Cebu have few or no Covid-19 cases where limited face-to-face classes can be conducted. / ANV / JKV