Metro Manila, to remain at Alert Level 3 - Malacañang
January 14, 2022 - Friday 3:01 PM by Joy Catleya Antonio
Metro Manila will remain under Alert Level 3 from January 16 to 31, the Palace announced this Friday.
Cabinet Secretary and acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles said this, even with the spike of COVID-19 cases across the region.
Aside from the National Capital Region, the following areas will also be under Alert Level 3 starting January 16:
Santiago City in Region 2
City of Isabela in Region 9
Zamboanga del Sur
Davao del Sur
Davao del Norte
General Santos City
Surigao del Sur
Agusan del Norte
Lanao del Sur
Alert Level 3 also is also being implemented on the following areas starting today, January 14 until January 31:
Cagayan de Oro City
Agusan del Sur
With Alert Level 3 implemented, activities with "high-risk for transmission" like gatherings in residences with individuals not belonging in same household won't be allowed.
Also prohibited under government guidelines are the following:
Contact sports is also not allowed unless this is done in a bubble type set-up.
Limited face-to-face classes for basic education would be suspended unless approved by the pandemic task force or the Office of the President.
Funfair/peryas and amusement industries like playgrounds, playrooms, and kiddie rides are also not allowed to operate.
Government guidelines also states that karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls, theaters, casinos, horse racing, cockfighting or operation of cockpits, lottery and betting shops, ang other gaming establishments cannot operate under the said alert level.
For other businesses, 30% indoor venue capacity will be permitted only for those who are fully vaccinated, and 50% for outdoor venue capacity as long as the employees are fully vaccinated.
In some areas, Alert Level 2 will remain from January 16 to 31, included are the following:
Puerto Princesa City
Zamboanga del Norte
Lanao del Norte
Davao de Oro
Surigao del Norte
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