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NCR still at Alert Level 2 until Dec 15

  • The National Capital Region and more provinces nationwide will remain under Alert Level 2 from December 1 to 15, 2021
  • Apayao placed under Alert Level 3

The National Capital Region and more provinces nationwide will remain under Alert Level 2 from December 1 to 15, 2021.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) also approved placing more provinces under Alert Level 2 for December 1 to 15:

  • Cordillera Administrative Region: Benguet, Abra, Kalinga, Baguio City, Mountain Province, and Ifugao
  • Region I: Dagupan City, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, La Union, and Pangasinan
  • Region II: Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and City of Santiago
  • Region III: Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Zambales, and Tarlac
  • Region IV-A: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, and Lucena City
  • Region IV-B: Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan
  • Region V: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Masbate, and Naga City
  • Region VI: Aklan, Antique, Bacolod City, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, Iloilo City, and Negros Occidental
  • Region VII: Bohol, Cebu, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor
  • Region VIII: Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Ormoc City, Southern Leyte, Tacloban City, and Western Samar
  • Region IX: City of Isabela, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Region X: Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, Camiguin, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental
  • Region XI: Davao City, Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, and Davao Oriental
  • Region XII: General Santos City, North Cotabato, Sarangani, South Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat
  • Region XIII (Caraga) Butuan City, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands, and Agusan del Norte
  • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: Basilan, Cotabato City, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Lanao del Sur, and Maguindanao.

Apayao, meanwhile, was placed under Alert Level 3.

Alert Level 2 are areas where case transmission is low and decreasing, health care utilization is low, or case counts are low but increasing, or case counts are low and decreasing but total bed utilization and intensive care unit utilization rates are increasing.

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

For Alert Level 2, intrazonal and interzonal travel is allowed subject to regulations of the LGU of destination.

For Alert Level 3, there are establishments and/or activities that will be allowed to operate or be undertaken at a maximum of 30% indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals only and 50% outdoor venue capacity.

For Alert Level 2, the establishments and/or activities that will be allowed to operate or be undertaken will be increased to 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.

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier approved the adoption in four phases of the alert level system nationwide. 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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