Children in the Philippines will not be allowed back to school until a virus for coronavirus is available, officials said.
The authorities are contemplating to broadcast lessons on television.
Notably, countries like France and South Korea began resuming face-to-face classes as they got their outbreaks under control.
However, Philippine authorities believe that will be a great risk.
Reports quoted President Rodrigo Duterte as saying last month that even if students could not graduate, they needed to stay out of school to fight the spread of the disease.
Millions live in acute poverty in the Philippines and do not have access to computers at home, which is becoming a hurdle to online classes.
There has been little public opposition to the postponement of face-to-face classes in the Philippines, where hundreds of new infections are being detected daily despite early and strict lockdown measures.
Online enrolment for over 25 million primary and secondary students started earlier this month for a delayed start to the school year, which normally runs from June to April in the Philippines.