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Laguna shifts to Alert Level 3 from Jan 7-15

  • Laguna was placed under Alert Level 3 from January 7 to 15, 2022 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province
  • Laguna joins Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan under the same alert level status until January 15

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) approved the escalation of Laguna to Alert Level 3 from January 7, joining Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan under the same alert level status until January 15.

The Department of Health on January 3 said the country was again deemed “high risk” for COVID-19 following a continued increase in infections. On January 5, daily cases had hit 10,775, almost double the 5,434 cases logged in January 4.

In Metro Manila, all 17 mayors on Jan 4 unanimously approved the resolution restricting the movement of those unvaccinated against COVID-19. Under Alert Level 3, unvaccinated individuals must remain in their residences at all times except during the procurement of goods and services. Individual outdoor activities, however, are allowed regardless of vaccination status.

Areas under Alert Level 3 are areas where case counts are high and/or increasing, with increasing total bed utilization and intensive care unit utilization rates.

Under Alert Level 3, intrazonal and interzonal movement will be allowed and restrictions may be imposed by the local government units.

Those below 18 years of age and those belonging to the vulnerable population will be allowed access to obtain essential goods and services, or for work in permitted industries and offices in accordance with existing labor laws, rules, and regulations.

Establishments and/or activities characterized as high-risk for transmission will not be allowed to operate, or be undertaken in areas classified under Alert Level 3.

The rest of the country will remain under Alert Level 2 from January 1 to 15, 2022.

The alert level system refers to the new community quarantine classifications for dealing with COVID-19, and covers entire cities, municipalities and/or regions with the aim to manage and minimize the risk of disease transmission through the use of system indicators, triggers, and thresholds determined by the IATF.

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