December 31, 2021

PH remains under Alert Level 2 until Jan 15

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  • Amid a surge of COVID-19 cases believed to be caused by the holiday season, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) is keeping the entire country under the Alert Level 2 status from Jan 1-15, 2022.

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    In a press statement, Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles announced that the IATF has approved the recommendation to maintain all provinces, highly urbanized cities, and independent component cities under Alert Level 2 from Jan 1 to 15, 2022.

    The agency has also released an updated risk classification of countries, territories, and jurisdictions effective Jan 1 to 15.

    Areas under the “red” list or those at high risk of COVID-19 infection are Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Spain.

    Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, British Virgin Islands, China, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Malvinas, Fiji, The Gambia, Guinea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Montserrat, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Rwanda, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sint Eustatius, Taiwan, East Timor, Togo, Uganda and the United Arab Emirates were placed on the “green” list or those at low risk of COVID-19 infection.

    All other countries, territories, or jurisdictions not mentioned above shall be under the “yellow” risk or those at moderate risk of COVID-19 infection.

    Upon the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the IATF also approved the acceptance/recognition for purposes of arrival quarantine protocols as well as for interzonal/intrazonal movement the national COVID-19 vaccination certificate of Armenia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Kuwait, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA, and Oman.

    This is in addition to such other countries, territories, or jurisdictions whose proofs of vaccination the IATF already approved for recognition in the Philippines, and without prejudice to such other proofs of vaccination approved by the IATF for all inbound travelers.

    As of 4 p.m. Dec 30, the Department of Health has registered 1,623 more COVID-19 cases, increasing the country’s total number of cases to 2,841,260. Fatalities rose to 51,373 after the agency confirmed 133 additional deaths. There were an additional 256 persons who recovered from COVID-19, raising the count to 2,778,115.


    Source: IATF

               
               
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