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NCR remains on Alert Level 3 till January 31.

Malacanang stated Friday that the National Capital Region (NCR) will stay on Alert Level 3 until the end of January due to an increase in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections.

In a Palace briefing, Acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles announced the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), which was made by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

Despite the rising incidence of Covid-19 infections, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) previously chose to keep NCR on Alert Level 3, noting enough limitations in place and just a minor increase in the region’s healthcare utilization rate (HCUR).

According to IATF Resolution 157-A, Baguio City, Ifugao, and Mountain Province in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR); Dagupan City and Ilocos Sur in Region 1 (Ilocos); Santiago City and Cagayan in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley); Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Olongapo City, Pampanga, and Zambales in Region 3 (Central Luzon); Rizal, Batangas (Bicol).

Iloilo City, Iloilo province, Negros Occidental, and Guimaras are in Region 6 (Western Visayas); Lapu-Lapu City, Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental are in Region 7 (Central Visayas); and Ormoc City, Biliran, Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, and Southern Leyte are in Region 8 (Western Visayas) (Eastern Visayas).

In Mindanao, the areas under Alert Level 3 are Isabela City, Zamboanga City, and Zamboanga del Sur in Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula); Bukidnon, Iligan City, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental in Region 10 (Northern Mindanao); Davao del Sur and Davao del Norte in Region 11 (Davao region); General Santos City and South Cotabato in Region (BARMM).

Apayao, Batanes, Palawan, Puerto Princesa City, Masbate, Siquijor, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Davao de Oro, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental, North Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Basilan, Maguindana

Under Alert Level 3, establishments or activities may operate or be carried out with a maximum of 30% indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals only and 50% outdoor venue capacity, provided that all establishments’ staff are properly vaccinated against Covid-19.

Intrazonal and interzonal mobility are still permitted, although LGUs may apply appropriate limits, which should not be more stringent than those imposed under higher alert levels and subject to the oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of their respective Regional IATF.

Those under the age of 18 and members of the vulnerable population must be granted access to vital goods and services, as well as employment in permitted industries and offices, in compliance with existing labor laws, rules, and regulations. Individual outdoor exercises for people of all ages, regardless of comorbidities or immunization status, are also permitted.

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