Cavite keeps COVID-19 Alert Level 1 status

The status quo remains in the COVID-19 alert level system being imposed nationwide based on the newly-released order by the government’s pandemic task force.

Cavite will remain under COVID-19 Alert Level 1, the most lenient government pandemic restriction, until the end of April.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on April 22 released a resolution classifying the alert level in several areas effective from April 15 to April 30, 2023.

Aside from Cavite, Metro Manila and 55 other provinces will also retain their COVID-19 Alert Level 1 status during the said period.

Under this alert level, intrazonal and interzonal travel is allowed with no restrictions based on age and co-morbidities. All establishments, persons, or activities, are permitted to operate, work, or be undertaken at full capacity.

Meanwhile, the IATF said COVID-19 Alert Level 2 is in effect over the following areas until April 30:

  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Quezon Province
  • Palawan
  • Camarines Norte
  • Masbate
  • Antique
  • Negros Occidental
  • Bohol
  • Cebu Province
  • Negros Oriental
  • Leyte
  • Western Samar
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Davao de Oro
  • Davao del Norte
  • Davao del Sur
  • Davao Occidental
  • North Cotabato
  • Sarangani
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Basilan
  • Maguindanao
  • Sulu
  • Tawi-Tawi

Areas placed under Alert Level 2, on the other hand, are mandated to implement restrictions such as a 50 percent capacity in establishments indoors for fully vaccinated adults and a 70 percent capacity outdoors.

The Department of Health (DOH), however, clarified that these areas were not escalated from Alert Level 1, “rather, these have maintained their Alert Level 2 status since June 2022.”

“While these areas have reached low-risk classifications for cases and utilization rates, these have vaccination rates lower than 70 percent of the target total and population and/or 70% of the total A2 population (senior citizens),” said the DOH.

“Meeting these targets will allow these areas to be de-escalated to Alert Level 1. Also, no province or city has been escalated to Alert Level 2 from Alert Level 1 since January 2023,” it added.

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