March 16, 2022

LOOK: Metro Manila, 47 other areas remain under Alert Level 1 from March 16-31

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  • Metro Manila and 47 other areas will remain under Alert Level 1 until the end of March 2022.

    The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) approved the new alert level classifications in the country in accordance to IAFT-RESOLUTION NO. 164-D.

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    “The National Capital Region, along with 47 other areas, under Alert Level 1, effective March 16, 2022 until March 31, 2022,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Martin Andanar announced yesterday.

    The following provinces, HUCs, and ICCs shall be placed under Alert Level 1:


    a. National Capital Region (NCR);
    b. Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): Abra, Apayao, Baguio City, Kalinga;
    c. Region I: Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan;
    d. Region II: Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela, Quirino;
    e. Region III: Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales;
    f. Region IV-A: Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City;
    g. Region IV-B: Marinduque, Puerto Princesa City, Romblon; and
    h. Region V: Naga City and Catanduanes.


    a. Region VI: Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo City;
    b. Region VII: Cebu City, Siquijor; and
    c. Region VIII: Biliran, Ormoc City, Tacloban City.


    a. Region IX: Zamboanga City;
    b. Region X: Cagayan de Oro City, Camiguin; and
    c. Region XI: Davao City; and
    d. CARAGA: Butuan City.

    All other areas not mentioned in the list will be placed under Alert Level 2.

    Alert Level 1 refers to areas wherein case transmission is low and decreasing, total bed utilization rate, and intensive care unit utilization rate is low.

    Under Alert Level 1, all private and public offices and workplaces, including public and private construction sites, may operate at full capacity (consistent with national issuances on vaccination requirements for on-site work). However, they may continue to provide flexible and alternative work arrangements.

    Wearing a mask is required at all times except for eating and drinking, participating in team and individual sports, and outdoor sports/exercise activities.

    Moreover, public transportation in areas under Alert Level 1 shall be at full seating capacity.

    Source: PCCO, PNA, Official Gazette, and IATF

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