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32 areas under COVID Alert Level 2 from Nov. 1 to 15; NCR, others under Alert Level 1

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 06:58 PM October 31, 2022

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday announced that 32 provinces, highly urbanized cities, and independent component cities are under COVID-19 Alert Level 2.

According to the DOH in a statement, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. approved the new COVID-19 Alert Level System (ALS) classifications of provinces, highly urbanized cities, and independent component cities from November 1 to 15.

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A total of 89, including Metro Manila, out of the 121 provinces, are currently under Alert Level 1. Meanwhile, 32 areas are placed under Alert Level 2.

Areas under Alert Level 1 permit intrazonal and interzonal travel with no restrictions based on age and comorbidities.

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All establishments, persons, or activities are allowed to operate, work, or be undertaken at full on-site or venue/seating capacity, provided it is consistent with minimum public health standards.

Meanwhile, areas under Alert Level 2 are now mandated to implement restrictions such as a 50 percent capacity in establishments indoors for fully vaccinated adults and a 70 percent capacity outdoors.

Below is the list of areas under Alert Level 1 and 2:

Alert Level 1:

  • LUZON:
  • The entire National Capital Region
  • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR):
    Abra
    Apayao
    Baguio City
    Mountain Province
    Kalinga
  • Region I:
    Dagupan City
    Ilocos Norte
    Ilocos Sur
    La Union
    Pangasinan
  • Region II:
    Batanes
    Cagayan
    City of Santiago
    Isabela
    Nueva Vizcaya
    Quirino
  • Region III
    Angeles City
    Aurora
    Bataan
    Bulacan
    Nueva Ecija
    Olongapo City
    Pampanga
    Tarlac
    Zambales
  • Region IV-A
    Batangas
    Cavite
    Laguna
    Lucena City
    Rizal
  • Region IV-B
    Marinduque
    Occidental Mindoro
    Oriental Mindoro
    Puerto Princesa City
    Romblon
  • Region V
    Albay
    Camarines Sur
    Catanduanes
    Naga City
    Sorsogon
  • VISAYAS:
  • Region VI
    Aklan
    Bacolod City
    Capiz
    Guimaras
    Iloilo City
    Iloilo
  • Region VII
    Cebu City
    Lapu-Lapu City
    Mandaue City
    Siquijor
  • Region VIII
    Biliran
    Eastern Samar
    Ormoc City
    Southern Leyte
    Tacloban City
  • MINDANAO:
  • Region IX
    Zamboanga City
    Zamboanga del Norte
  • Region X
    Bukidnon
    Cagayan de Oro City
    Camiguin
    Iligan City
    Misamis Occidental
    Misamis Oriental
  • Region XI
    Davao City
    Davao Oriental
  • Region XII
    General Santos City
    South Cotabato
  • Region XIII (Caraga)
    Agusan del Norte
    Agusan del Sur
    Butuan City
    Surigao del Sur
    BARMM
    Cotabato City

Alert Level 2:

  • LUZON:
    Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
    Benguet
    Ifugao
  • Region IV-A
    Quezon Province
  • Region IV-B
    Palawan
  • Region V
    Camarines Norte
    Masbate
  • VISAYAS
  • Region VI
    Antique
    Negros Occidental
  • Region VII
    Bohol
    Cebu Province
    Negros Oriental
  • Region VIII
    Leyte
    Northern Samar
    Western Samar
  • MINDANAO:
  • Region IX
    City of Isabela
    Zamboanga Del Sur
    Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Region X
    Lanao del Norte
  • Region XI
    Davao De Oro
    Davao Del Norte
    Davao Del Sur
    Davao Occidental
  • Region XII
    North Cotabato
    Sarangani
    Sultan Kudarat
  • Region XIII (Caraga)
    Dinagat Islands
    Surigao del Norte
  • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)
    Basilan
    Lanao Del Sur
    Maguindanao
    Sulu
    Tawi-tawi

Meanwhile, DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said that these new alert level system classifications, prove that the country is “showing improvements” based on key indicators like the healthcare utilization rate.

“But while we see a continuous decline in case and admission trends, we must remember that de-escalation does not mean that the battle with COVID-19 is already over. These current numbers are not permanent; we must all work together to maintain these low numbers,” Vergeire said.

She then reminded the public to increase vigilance, emphasizing the need for stricter implementation of measures and policies against COVID-19, especially ahead of the coming holiday season when increased mobility and contact rates are expected

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