Cavite will remain under the most lenient COVID-19 alert level until the end of August according to the Department of Health (DOH).
Alert Level 1 will also be imposed in Metro Manila and the following areas from August 16 to 31:
- Cordillera Administrative Region: Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Baguio City
- Ilocos region: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, and Dagupan City
- Cagayan Valley: Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and City of Santiago
- Central Luzon: Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Angeles City, and Olongapo City
- Calabarzon: Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Lucena City
- Mimaropa: Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, and Puerto Princesa City
- Bicol region: Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Naga City, and Sorsogon
- Western Visayas: Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province, Bacolod City, and Iloilo City
- Central Visayas: Siquijor, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, and Mandaue City
- Eastern Visayas: Biliran, Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte, Ormoc City, and Tacloban City
- Zamboanga Peninsula: Zamboanga City
- Northern Mindanao: Camiguin, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro City, and Iligan City
- Davao region: Davao City and Davao Oriental
- Soccsksargen: South Cotabato and General Santos City
- Caraga: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur and Butuan City
- Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao: Cotabato City
The following provinces and municipalities were also de-escalated to the least stringent alert level, said DOH:
- Occidental Mindoro
- Camarines Sur
- Poro, Cebu
- Talalora, Western Samar
- Pualas, Lanao Del Sur
- Binidayan, Lanao del Sur
The following component cities and municipalities are also placed under Alert Level 1:
- Region VII – Poro, Cebu
- Region VIII- Talalora, Western Samar
- Bangsamoro- Binidayan and Pualas, Lanao Del Sur
Under the said alert level, businesses, government agencies, and public transportation are allowed to operate at their full capacity.
Also allowed under Alert Level 1 are limited face-to-face classes as well as in-person graduation and recognition ceremonies.
Meanwhile, more restrictive Alert Level 2 will be imposed in the following areas during the same period:
- Cordillera Administrative Region: Benguet, Ifugao
- Calabarzon: Quezon Province
- Mimaropa: Palawan
- Bicol region: Camarines Norte, Masbate
- Western Visayas: Antique and Negros Occidental
- Central Visayas: Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental
- Eastern Visayas: Leyte, Northern Samar and Western Samar
- Zamboanga Peninsula: City of Isabela, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, and Zamboanga Sibugay
- Northern Mindanao: Lanao del Norte
- Davao region: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao de Oro and Davao Occidental
- Soccsksargen: North Cotabato, Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat
- Caraga: Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte
- BARMM: Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi
Under Alert Level 2, face-to-face classes, dine-in services, religious gatherings, and personal care services are permitted to operate at 50 percent of indoor venue capacity.
The second lowest alert level prohibits casinos, horse racing, cock-fighting, and operation of cockpits, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishments except those that will be allowed by the pandemic task force or the Office of the President.
As of August 20, Cavite has 1,086 active cases of COVID-19 according to the data of the Department of Health – Center for Health Development CALABARZON.
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