COVID-19 Alert 3 up in 6 provinces starting Friday

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Posted at Jan 27 2022 07:38 PM | Updated as of Jan 27 2022 08:04 PM

A group of government employees takes a group photo in front of the sign at Mambajao Plaza in Camiguin, Oct. 20, 2021. Mores Heramis, ABS-CBN News/File
A group of government employees takes a group photo in front of the sign at Mambajao Plaza in Camiguin, Oct. 20, 2021. Mores Heramis, ABS-CBN News/File

MANILA (UPDATED) — Six more provinces will be escalated to COVID-19 Alert 3, government said on Thursday. 

Palawan, Camiguin, Davao Occidental, Dinagat Islands, Tawi-Tawi and Sulu will be under Alert Level 3 from Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 until Feb. 15, 2022, said Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles. 

The third alert in a 5-level system bans contact sports, fun fairs, casinos, and face-to-face classes, except those previously allowed by the COVID-19 task force or the Office of the President. 

Alert 3 also limits to fully vaccinated individuals and reduces to 30 percent the indoor operating capacity of dine-in services, religious gatherings, fitness studios, personal care services, and recreational venues. 

An area’s alert level depends on its COVID-19 daily attack rate, growth rate, and healthcare utilization. 

Metro Manila and several other areas are under Alert 3 at least until Monday. 

The Philippines has logged some 3.49 million overall COVID-19 cases, with 53,736 deaths. 

At least 58.1 million of the country's 109 million population have been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. 

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