By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA
The UAAP has decided to suspend all events starting today until Tuesday, March 17 in light with the current public health emergency situation brought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The decision was in compliance with President Duterte’s order to suspend classes in all levels in Metro Manila until March 14, but the league decided on Tuesday to extend the suspension “to give everyone concerned enough time to adjust to the current situation.”
“More importantly, the President stated that ‘students (are) to be confined in their homes and will continue to study…’” the statement said.
Affected events are three volleyball playdates, two football matchdays, two softball gamedays, Game 3 of the girls basketball finals and the baseball opening match.
The league will have another announcement by Monday on how they will proceed with the rest of the season.
This is not the first time that the league adjusted their schedule due to health precautions. Last month, the volleyball opening was delayed for two weeks for the same health concerns.