14 more areas to be under Alert Level 3 starting Jan. 9
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:
- Dagupan City
- City of Santiago
- Cagayan province
- Olongapo City
- Angeles City
- Naga City
- Iloilo City
- Lapu-Lapu City
- 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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