The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Monday said Covid-19 infection among participants of limited face-to-face classes in the tertiary level had been “very minimal.”

In an interview over ANC, CHEd Executive Director Cinderella Jaro said infection numbers were low for both students and teachers.

“The infection of those students attending limited face-to-face classes has been really minimal, including yung infection of our faculty,” she said.

Infections recorded so far were all mild to asymptomatic cases, Jaro said.

Over 70 percent of higher education personnel have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

The Philippine government has allowed face-to-face classes in medical, health-allied, engineering and technology, hospitality and hotel and restaurant management, marine transport, and marine engineering courses.

CHEd chairman Prospero de Vera earlier said areas with low Covid-19 cases and high vaccination rates could pilot expanded face-to-face classes, which would include all degree programs. John Ezekiel J. Hirro