NCR stays under Alert Level 3 from Jan. 16-31

Published January 14, 2022, 12:34 PM

by Argyll Cyrus Geducos

As the country continues to face a surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, the government’s pandemic task force has decided to keep the National Capital Region (NCR) under Alert Level 3 until the end of the month.

File Photo by Ali Vicoy/Manila Bulletin

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles made the announcement a day before Metro Manila’s supposed last day under Alert Level 3 on Jan. 15.

In his press briefing on Friday, Jan. 14, Nograles said that the following areas will also be placed under Alert Level 3 from Jan. 16 to 31, 2022 aside from Metro Manila:

  1. Baguio City
  2. Ifugao
  3. Mountain Province
  4. Dagupan City
  5. Ilocos Sur
  6. City of Santiago
  7. Cagayan
  8. Angeles City
  9. Aurora
  10. Bataan
  11. Bulacan
  12. Olongapo City
  13. Pampanga
  14. Zambales
  15. Rizal
  16. Batangas
  17. Cavite
  18. Laguna
  19. Lucena City
  20. Marinduque
  21. Romblon
  22. Camarines Norte
  23. Catanduanes
  24. Naga City
  25. Sorsogon
  26. Iloilo City
  27. Iloilo
  28. Negros Occidental
  29. Guimaras
  30. Lapu-Lapu City
  31. Bohol
  32. Cebu
  33. Negros Oriental
  34. Ormoc City
  35. Biliran
  36. Eastern Samar
  37. Leyte
  38. Northern Samar
  39. Southern Leyte
  40. Western Samar
  41. City of Isabela
  42. Zamboanga City
  43. Zamboanga Del Sur
  44. Bukidnon
  45. Iligan City
  46. Misamis Occidental
  47. Misamis Oriental
  48. Davao Del Sur
  49. Davao Del Norte
  50. General Santos City
  51. South Cotabato
  52. Surigao Del Sur
  53. Agusan Del Norte
  54. Lanao Del Sur

Alert Level 3 will also be hoisted in the following areas from Jan. 14 until the end of the month:

  1. Benguet
  2. Kalinga
  3. Abra
  4. La Union
  5. Ilocos Norte
  6. Pangasinan
  7. Nueva Vizcaya
  8. Isabela
  9. Quirino
  10. Nueva Ecija
  11. Tarlac
  12. Quezon Province
  13. Occidental Mindoro
  14. Oriental Mindoro
  15. Camarines Sur
  16. Albay
  17. Bacolod City
  18. Aklan
  19. Capiz
  20. Antique
  21. Cebu City
  22. Mandaue City
  23. Tacloban City
  24. Cagayan de Oro City
  25. Davao City
  26. Butuan City
  27. Agusan Del Sur
  28. Cotabato City

Meanwhile, the following areas will be under Alert Level 2 from Jan. 16 to 31, 2022:

  1. Apayao
  2. Batanes
  3. Palawan
  4. Puerto Princesa City
  5. Masbate
  6. Siquijor
  7. Zamboanga Del Norte
  8. Zamboanga Sibugay
  9. Camiguin
  10. Lanao Del Norte
  11. Davao De Oro
  12. Davao Occidental
  13. Davao Oriental
  14. North Cotabato
  15. Sarangani
  16. Sultan Kudarat
  17. Dinagat Islands
  18. Surigao Del Norte
  19. Basialan
  20. Maguindanao
  21. Sulu
  22. Tawi-Tawi

The Philippines logged a new single-day record of 34,021 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 13, 2022, bringing the total number of infections to 3,092,409. A positivity rate of 47.9 percent has been pegged in the country.

In his press briefing, Nograles acknowledged that while Omicron is a more contagious variant of COVID-19, the number of severe and critical cases wasn’t high due to the country’s vaccination program and the public’s cooperation with the COVID response efforts.

 
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