News Desk, bdnews24.com
Published: 2019-08-12 20:12:46 BdST
Based on a memorandum issued by the authorities, students of public and private schools in the region will not be allowed to wear black or blue uniforms in declared dengue hotspots to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne disease, reports The Manila Times.
The education department also called for a large-scale information campaign and maintenance of sanitation in the schools and in the communities.
In the span of seven months, 40 people, mostly children, have died from the disease in the Bicol region with 4,241 recorded cases.