COVID-19 alert levels extended until IATF review on July 18 | Inquirer News

COVID-19 alert levels extended until IATF review on July 18

/ 01:33 PM July 16, 2022
Alert Level 1

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MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has announced that the current COVID-19 alert levels in the country will remain, pending a review by the government’s pandemic task force.

The existing alert level classification issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases under the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte lapsed on Friday, July 15.

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“The status quo holds for our alert levels, which the IATF will be reviewing on Monday (July 18),” Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles told reporters in a text message.

With this in mind, Metro Manila and the following areas will remain under Alert Level 1 until further review by the IATF:

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  • Cordillera Administrative Region – Abra, Apayao, Baguio City, Kalinga, and Mountain Province
  • Region I – Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan
  • Region II – Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela, Nueva
  • Vizcaya, and Quirino
  • Region III- Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales
  • Region IV-A- Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, and Rizal
  • Region IV-B – Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City, and Romblon
  • Region V – Albay, Catanduanes, Naga City, and Sorsogon
  • Region VI – Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province, and Iloilo City
  • Region VII – Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City (Opon), Mandaue City, and Siquijor
  • Region VIII – Biliran, Eastern Samar, Ormoc City, Southern Leyte, and Tacloban City
  • Region IX – Zamboanga City
  • Region X – Bukidnon, Cagayan De Oro City, Camiguin, Iligan City, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental
  • Region XI – Davao City and Davao Oriental
  • Region XII – South Cotabato
  • Caraga – Butuan City, Surigao Del Sur, Agusan Del Norte, and Agusan Del Sur
  • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao – Cotabato City

Other cities and municipalities will similarly stay under the lowest alert level classification:

  • Cordillera Administrative Region
    Benguet Buguias and Tublay
    Ifugao – Kiangan, Lagawe (Capital), and Lamut
  • Region IV-A
    Quezon – Atimonan, Candelaria, City of Tayabas, Dolores, Lucban, Mauban, Pagbilao, Plaridel, Polillo, Quezon, Sampaloc, San Antonio, Tiaong, and Unisan
  • Region IV-B
    Occidental Mindoro – Calintaan, Looc, Lubang, and Rizal
    Palawan – Cagayancillo and Culion
  • Region V
    Camarines Norte – Basud, Capalonga, Daet (Capital), San Vicente, and Talisay
    Camarines Sur – Bombon, Cabusao, Camaligan, Caramoan, Goa, Iriga City, Pamplona, Pili (Capital), Presentacion (Parubcan), San Fernando, San Jose, and Tigaon
    Masbate – Balud, City of Masbate (Capital), and Mandaon
  • Region VI
    Antique – Anini-Y, San Jose (Capital), Sebaste, and Tobias Fornier (Dao)
    Negros Occidental – Cadiz City, Candoni, City of Talisay, City of Victorias, Enrique B., Magalona (Saravia), La Carlota City, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Sagay City, San Enrique, and Valladolid
  • Region VII
    Bohol – Batuan, Calape, Corella, Dimiao, Duero, Garcia Hernandez, Jagna, Lila, Loay, Loboc, Maribojoc, San Isidro, San Miguel, Sevilla, Sikatuna, and Tagbilaran City (Capital)
    Cebu – Alcoy, Borbon, City of Talisay, Oslob, Pilar, Santander, and Tudela
    Negros Oriental – Amlan (Ayuquitan), Bacong, Dauin, Dumaguete City (Capital), Valencia (Luzurriaga), and Zamboanguita
  • Region VIII
    Leyte – Albuera, City of Baybay, Dulag, Javier (Bugho), La Paz, Matag-Ob, Matalom, Palo, Tunga, and Villaba
    Northern Samar – Allen, Capul, Lapinig, Lavezares, San Antonio, San Jose, and Victoria
    Samar (Western Samar) – Marabut, Pagsanghan, Paranas (Wright), Tarangnan, and Zumarraga
  • Region IX
    Zamboanga Del Norte – Dapitan City, Dipolog City (Capital), Jose Dalman (Ponot), Labason, Manukan, Piñan (New Piñan), Polanco, Rizal, and Salug
    Zamboanga Del Sur – Kumalarang, Labangan, Lapuyan, Mahayag, Molave, and Ramon Magsaysay (Liargo)
    Zamboanga Sibugay – Alicia, Buug, Diplahan, Ipil (Capital), Siay, and Tungawan
  • Region X
    Lanao Del Norte – Bacolod, Baroy, Kauswagan, Lala, Linamon, and Tubod (Capital)
  • Region XI
    Davao De Oro – Mawab, Montevista, Nabunturan (Capital), and New Bataan
    Davao Del Sur – Padada
  • Region XII
    Cotabato (North Cotabato) – Antipas, Arakan, City of Kidapawan (Capital), and President Roxas
    Sultan Kudarat – City of Tacurong, Kalamansig, and Lebak
  • Caraga
    Dinagat Islands – Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo (Albor), Loreto, and Tubajon
    Surigao Del Norte – Claver, Dapa, General Luna, Mainit, and Tagana-An
  • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
    Lanao Del Sur – Bumbaran, Ditsaan-Ramain, and Wao
    Maguindanao – South Upi and Upi
    Tawi-Tawi – Turtle Islands

Meanwhile, the listed areas will maintains its Alert Level 2 classification:

  • Cordillera Administrative Region – Benguet and Ifugao
  • Region IV-A – Quezon Province
  • Region IV-B – Occidental Mindoro and Palawan
  • Region V – Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Masbate
  • Region VI – Antique and Negros Occidental
  • Region VII – Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental
  • Region VIII – Leyte, Northern Samar, and Samar (Western Samar)

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