Palace places 14 additional cities, provinces under Alert Level 3

Palace places 14 additional cities, provinces under Alert Level 3

MANILA — Malacanang has on Thursday placed 14 more cities and provinces under the more rigorous Alert Level 3 category starting Sunday, January 9 to 15, 2022, after the country hit a three-month high of 17,220 new Covid-19 cases.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has agreed to raise the alert level in the following locations, according to Acting Presidential Spokesperson Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles:

  • Baguio City in the Cordillera Administrative Region;
  • Dagupan City in Region 1 (Ilocos);
  • City of Santiago and Cagayan in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley);
  • Angeles City, Bataan, Olongapo City, Pampanga and Zambales in Region 3 (Central Luzon);
  • Batangas and Lucena City in Region 4-A (Calabarzon);
  • Naga City in Region 5 (Bicol);
  • Iloilo City in Region 6 (Western Visayas); and
  • Lapu-lapu City in Region 7 (Central Visayas).

Source: Philippine News Agency

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