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