Manila City imposes IATF Alert level 3 restrictions

Published January 2, 2022, 7:50 PM

by Seth Cabanban

Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso announced, on Sunday, Jan. 2, several restrictions to be imposed in Manila following the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force’s (IATF) implementation of Alert Level 3 in the National Capital Region (NCR) .

During a Facebook live stream, Domagoso announced the following restrictions in compliance with Alert Level 3:

  • Suspension of face-to-face classes for early childhood, primary, and secondary levels of education.
  • Implementation of a 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. curfew for minors.
  • Unvaccinated minors and adults will be forbidden from entering malls and utilizing public transportation vehicles.
  • Manila city hall will operate at 30 percent capacity.

According to Domagoso, the six Manila district hospitals emergency rooms are nearly at full capacity, thus, asymptomatic COVID-19 patients or patients with mild symptoms will be sent to quarantine centers unless patients have their own space to isolate in.

Personnel at the Gat Andres Bonifacio Medical Center conduct disinfection on Sunday, January 2, 2022 as it will temporarily stop admitting patients in its emergency room due to an increase in COVID-19 infections among employees. (ALI VICOY/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Meanwhile, Domagoso also announced that Manila Zoo would remain closed until further notice.

The IATF, on Jan. 1, ruled that Alert Level 3 would be imposed on Manila from Jan. 3 to Jan. 15 as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surge over the holidays.

As of Jan. 2, there are 544 active COVID-19 cases in Manila.