Metro Manila, 7 other provinces to be under Alert Level 2 starting Feb. 1 | Inquirer News

Metro Manila, 7 other provinces to be under Alert Level 2 starting Feb. 1

/ 12:04 PM January 30, 2022

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FILE PHOTO: Parents accompanying their children scheduled to be inoculated with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), queue during the vaccine rollout for children with comorbidities, in Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Lisa Marie David

MANILA, Philippines — Amid declining COVID-19 cases, Metro Manila and seven provinces will be placed under Alert Level 2 starting February 1, Malacañang said on Sunday.

These provinces are Batanes, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, Biliran, Southern Leyte, and Basilan.


Meanwhile, the following cities and provinces will be under Alert Level 3:
-Baguio City
-Mountain Province
-Dagupan City
-Ilocos Norte
-Ilocos Sur
-La Union
-City of Santiago
-Nueva Vizcaya
-Angeles City
-Nueva Ecija
-Olongapo City
-Lucena City
-Quezon Province
-Occidental Mindoro
-Oriental Mindoro
-Puerto Princesa City
-Camarines Norte
-Camarines Sur
-Naga City
-Bacolod City
-Iloilo City
-Negros Occidental
-Cebu City
-Lapu-Lapu City
-Mandaue City
-Negros Oriental
-Ormoc City
-Tacloban City
-Eastern Samar
-Northern Samar
-Western Samar
-City of Isabela
-Zamboanga City
-Zamboanga Del Sur
-Zamboanga del Norte
-Zamboanga Sibugay
-Cagayan de Oro City
-Iligan City
-Lanao del Norte
-Misamis Occidental
-Misamis Oriental
-Davao City
-Davao Del Sur
-Davao Del Norte
-Davao Oriental
-Davao de Oro
-General Santos City
-North Cotabato
-South Cotabato
-Sultan Kudarat
-Surigao del Norte
-Surigao Del Sur
-Agusan Del Norte
-Agusan del Sur
-Butuan City
-Cotabato City
-Lanao Del Sur


Under Alert Levels 2 and 3, intrazonal and interzonal travel will be allowed subject to reasonable restrictions as may be determined by local government units.

However, under Alert Level 3, the following establishments are prohibited to operate:
-Face-to-face classes for basic education, except those previously approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases and/or the Office of the President
-Contact sports, except those conducted under a bubble-type setup
-Funfairs and kid amusement industries
-Venues with live voice or wind-instrument performers and audiences
-Casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and operation of cockpits, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishments except as may be authorized by the IATF or the Office of the President
-Gatherings in residences with individuals not belonging to the same household

Alert level for Ifugao is still pending the approval of the IATF which will be decided on January 31, Nograles said.

The alert levels will be effective until February 15.


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