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Filipino teacher infected with COVID-19 reveals identity to save relatives, colleagues

Fear that he might have infected his co-teachers with COVID-19 drove a public school teacher in Baguio City to reveal his identity.

According to ABS CBN News, Norberto Rodillas wanted to save the lives of other people he came in contact with.

He suspects that he caught COVID-19 from one of his family members.

His parents, older sister and aunt earlier tested positive for COVID-19. Only his niece and his nephew were spared from contracting the virus.

According to a post of Baguio City’s Public Information Office Facebook page, Rodillas likely contracted the virus from his older sister who is also a teacher.

“His older sister contracted the virus while working – preparing the modules with the other teachers in preparation for the resumption of classes,” the information office said.

The barangay where Rodillas and his family reside has been placed on lockdown.

Currently, there are at least 28 barangays under lockdown in the city.

On Friday, August 14, President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to move the start of classes for the incoming academic year to October 5. The decision came just 10 days before the scheduled opening of schools.

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