Metro Manila to be placed under alert level 3 from January 3 to 15, 2022 due to sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

Metro Manila to be placed under alert level 3 from January 3 to 15, 2022 due to sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

Because of the sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases in the country in the past week, Malacañang has announced that Metro Manila will once again be placed under alert level number 3 from January 3 to 15, 2022. In a statement, the Palace noted that there is now a “high possibility of local transmission” of the omicron variant in the country.

Under alert level 3, the following will once again be prohibited:

a. Face to face or in-person classes for basic education, except those previously approved by the IATF and/or the Office of the President;

b. Contact sports, except those conducted under a bubble-type setup as provided for under relevant guidelines adopted by the IATF, Games and
Amusement Board, and Philippine Sports Commission, and approved by the LGU where such games shall be held;

c. Funfairs/peryas and kid amusement industries such as playgrounds, playroom, and kiddie rides;

d. Venues with live voice or wind-instrument performers and audiences such as in karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls, and theaters;

e. Casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and operation of cockpits, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishments except as may be authorized by the IATF or the Office of the President; and

f. Gatherings in residences with individuals not belonging to the same household.

metro manila - alert level 3 - january 2022
Metro Manila will once again be under alert level #3 from January 3 to 15, 2022
(Photo credits: Philippine News Agency)

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