Palace announces COVID-19 alert levels for rest of country from Nov. 22 to 30

The government’s COVID-19 task force has approved the alert levels for areas previously not covered by the new system for determining mobility restrictions amid the pandemic.

Alert Level 2 will be implemented from November 22 to 30 in Benguet, Abra and Kalinga in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR); Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Princesa, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan and Occidental Mindoro in Region IV-B; Butuan City, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Norte in Caraga; and Basilan, Cotabato City, Tawi-Tawi, Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Under Alert Level 2, establishments will be allowed to operate indoors at 50% capacity with additional 10% capacity if they have a safety seal. For outdoors, they will be allowed at 70%.

Apayao, Mountain Province and Ifugao in CAR; Dinagat Islands in Caraga; and Sulu in BARMM will be under Alert Level 3 during this period.

Under Alert Level 3, establishments, or activities, will be allowed to operate or be undertaken at a maximum of 30% indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals only and 50% outdoor venue capacity.

The alert levels were announced by acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles on Saturday.

Metro Manila and several areas were earlier placed under Alert Level 2 until the end of the month.

On November 11, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the nationwide implementation of the five-tier Alert Level System, which limits lockdowns only in areas with high COVID-19 community transmission. — VBL, GMA News

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