Local governments in the National Capital Region (NCR) prohibit unvaccinated adults and minors to enter malls, restaurants, and public transport as long as the region remains under Alert Level 3 or higher, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos announced on Monday, January 3.
The government announced that the use of face shields is no longer required in areas classified under Alert Levels 1 to 3 starting Monday, November 15.
Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno declared that the use of face shields will no longer be required in the City of Manila except in medical and hospital facilities on Monday, November 8.
The country detected its first case of the B.1.617.1 COVID-19 variant from a 32-year-old male living in Floridablanca, Pampanga yesterday, November 8, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported.
Metro Manila will be placed on Alert Level 2 for COVID-19 starting November 5 until November 21, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced on Thursday, November 4.
Placing Metro Manila under Alert Level 2 from November 15 until the end of 2021 will allow businesses— staggered by shutdowns caused by the series of lockdowns imposed by the government— to recover, said Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion on Monday, November 1.
Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat stated on Saturday, October 30 that the government will offer free RT-PCR tests for qualified domestic tourists at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) starting November 1.
Metro Manila will remain under Alert Level 3 from November 1 to 14, as announced by presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday, October 29.
The Philippines is now classified as “low-risk” for COVID-19, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Monday, October 25.
The country’s first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.318 in the country was detected from a 34-year-old male who currently resides in Bacolod City.