By Lou Ellen L. Antonio
 
MARAWI CITY, Mar. 13 (PIA) — The city government of Marawi declared suspension of works and classes amid a spike in the number of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country.
 
In an executive order issued yesterday, Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra said classes and work are suspended from March 13 to 15, 2020 to pave the way for the disinfection of school facilities and establishments in the city.
 
Gandamra said the suspension is in line with the efforts of the city government to combat and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 
“Aside from the executive order, we also asked the City council to file a resolution in support to the proclamation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaring a State of Public Health Emergency so that we can easily access all necessary facilities and logistics in case of emergence of COVID-19 in the city,” shared Gandamra in an emergency press conference.
 
In line with this suspension, Task Force Bangon Marawi also temporarily stopped the conduct of Kambisita or the visit of residents to the most affected area of the city. Announcements on the resumption of Kambisita will be posted on the TFBM Facebook page.