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NCR, over 80 areas under Alert Level 3 until end Jan

  • The National Capital Region will remain under Alert Level 3 while 54 other areas will be placed under the same alert status from January 16 to 31, 2022 amid the spike in COVID-19 cases in the country
  • 22 areas were placed under Alert Level 2

The National Capital Region will remain under Alert Level 3 while 54 other areas will be placed under the same alert status from January 16 to 31, 2022 amid the spike in COVID-19 cases in the country.

The 54 other areas under Alert Level 3 are the following:

  • Baguio City
  • Ifugao
  • Mountain Province
  • Dagupan City
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Santiago City
  • Cagayan
  • Angeles City
  • Aurora
  • Bataan
  • Bulacan
  • Olongapo City
  • Pampanga
  • Zambales
  • Rizal
  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Lucena City
  • Marinduque
  • Romblon
  • Camarines Norte
  • Catanduanes
  • Naga City
  • Sorsogon
  • Iloilo City
  • Iloilo
  • Negros Occidental
  • Guimaras
  • Lapu-Lapu City
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Negros Oriental
  • Ormoc City
  • Biliran
  • Eastern Samar
  • Leyte
  • Northern Samar
  • Southern Leyte
  • Western Samar
  • Isabela City
  • Zamboanga City
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Bukidnon
  • Iligan City
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Davao del Sur
  • Davao del Norte
  • General Santos City
  • South Cotabato
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur

Also earlier placed under Alert Level 3 from January 14 until the end of the month are 28 areas:

  • Benguet
  • Kalinga
  • Abra
  • La Union
  • IlocosNorte
  • Pangasinan
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Isabela
  • Quirino
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Quezon province
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • Bacolod City
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Antique
  • Cebu City
  • Mandaue City
  • Tacloban City
  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Davao City
  • Butuan City
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Cotabato City

Twenty-two areas, meanwhile, were placed under Alert Level 2 from January 16 to 31, 2022:

  • Apayao
  • Batanes
  • Palawan
  • Puerto Princesa City
  • Masbate
  • Siquijor
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Camiguin
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Davao de Oro
  • Davao Occidental
  • Davao Oriental
  • North Cotabato
  • Sarangani
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Basilan
  • Maguindanao
  • Sulu
  • Tawi-Tawi

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

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.

Areas under Alert Level 2, meanwhile, are areas wherein case transmission is low and decreasing, healthcare utilization is low, or case counts are low but increasing, or case counts are low and decreasing but total bed utilization rate and intensive care unit utilization rate is increasing.

In areas under Alert Level 2, establishments, or activities, will be allowed to operate, or be undertaken at a maximum of 50% indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals and those below 18 years of age, even if unvaccinated, and 70% outdoor venue capacity.

Under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2, intrazonal and interzonal movement will be allowed and reasonable restrictions may be imposed by the local government units, which should not be stricter as those prescribed under higher alert levels.

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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