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14 more areas to be under Alert Level 3 starting Jan. 9

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 10:41 PM January 06, 2022
The government will escalate the quarantine status of 14 more areas, placing them under Alert Level 3 amid the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases in the country.

In this photo taken on March 22, policemen guard the boundary of Cavite and Metro Manila as the national capital and its nearby provinces are placed under lockdown due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. INQUIRER file photo / MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

MANILA, Philippines — The government will escalate the quarantine status of 14 more areas, placing them under Alert Level 3 amid the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases in the country.

In a taped briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night, Cabinet Secretary and acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles said the government’s pandemic task force, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, agreed to raise the following areas to a stricter alert level:

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  • Dagupan City
  • City of Santiago
  • Cagayan province
  • Olongapo City
  • Angeles City
  • Bataan
  • Pampanga
  • Zambales
  • Naga City
  • Iloilo City
  • Lapu-Lapu City
  • Batangas
  • Lucena City
  • Baguio City

Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, are currently under Alert Level 3 until Jan. 15, while Laguna will be placed under the same alert level starting Jan. 7.

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