Encompassing more than just Metro Manila following its pilot test, the national government’s Covid19 Alert Level System has expanded throughout the nation and has most areas under Alert Level 2 until the end of this month.
In a recent announcement from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), the classification for different regions, provinces, and cities in the country, were set.
Under the second to the hightest stage, the province of Catanduanes was placed under Alert Level 4, from November 17 to 30.
Below that, areas under Alert Level 3 include Baguio City and the island of Siquijor, starting from November 15, while Batanes, the City of Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and Zamboanga City began their alert level status two days later.
Meanwhile, those placed under the second to the lowest status of Alert Level 2 include the Ilocos Region, Eastern Visayas, and Soccsksargen, since November 13, while two days later Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, West and Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and the Davao Region, followed suit.
The City of Santiago, Cagayan, Isabela, Bicol Region, and the rest of the Zamboanga Peninsula, were eventually put on Alert Level 2 as well, on November 17.
Implementing the Alert Level System began in Metro Manila but has since been rolled out in phases, all over the country.
When authorities plan to expand the system to cover the remaining areas of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Mimaropa, and Caraga, as part of the final implementation phase, has not yet been determined.