NCR, 7 other provinces to be under Alert Level 2 starting tomorrow

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The National Capital Region (NCR), as well as seven other provinces around the country will be placed under a more relaxed Alert Level 2 for 15 days beginning tomorrow (February 1, 2022).

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When will the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) in Metro Manila?

    Based on the Resolution 159-A, the more relaxed alert level will be implemented starting February until February 15, 2022.
  • What are the areas that will be under the said alert level?

    These are Metro Manila, Batanes, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, Biliran, Southern Leyte and Basilan.
  • When was the resolution issued?

    This was issued January 29, 2022.
  • Based on Resolution 159-A issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), the Metro Manila, as well as Batanes, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, Biliran, Southern Leyte and Basilan will be under the aforementioned status.

    IATF Resolution 159-A

    The latest announcement — signed by its chairperson Francisco Duque (Department of Health Secretary) and co-chair Karlo Alexei Nograles (Cabinet Secretary) — was issued last January 29, 2022.

    This follows the suspension of the “no-vaccination, no ride” policy of the government—allowing the unvaccinated and partially-vaccinated workers for 30-days to use the region’s public transportation system.

    IATF Resolution 159-A

    The no-vaccine no ride policy, as explained earlier by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), will only be in effect under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 or higher.

    IATF Resolution 159-A

    Meanwhile, below are the other areas in the country that are under Alert Level 3 status (per latest announcement):

    • For Luzon:
      • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): Abra, Apayao, Baguio City, Benguet, Kalinga, Mountain Province;
      • Region I: Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan;
      • Region II: City of Santiago, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino;
      • Region III: Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales;
      • Region IV-A: Batangas, Laguna, Lucena City, Quezon Province;
      • Region IV-B: Marinduque, Romblon, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City;
      • Region V: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, Naga City, Sorsogon.

    Araneta Center Bus Station

    • For Visayas:
      • Region VI: Aklan, Antique, Bacolod City, Capiz, Iloilo City, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Guimaras;
      • Region VII: Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Siquijor;
      • Region VIII: Ormoc City, Tacloban City, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Western Samar. 3.
    • For Mindanao:
      • Region IX: City of Isabela, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay;
      • Region X: Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental;
      • Region XI: Davao City, Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro;
      • Region XII: General Santos City, North Cotabato, Sarangani, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat;
      • Region XIII (CARAGA): Surigao del Norte, Surigao Del Sur, Agusan Del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Butuan City;
      • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM): Maguindanao, Cotabato City, Lanao Del Sur.

    Photos from Ruben D. Manahan IV, Presidential Communications Operations Office, Araneta Center

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