More areas placed under Alert Level 1

MANILA  More areas in the country have been placed under the lowest alert level 1 status from May 3 to 15, Malacañang announced Monday.

Acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the recommendation. 

The following provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs), and independent component cities (ICCs) will be placed under Alert Level 1: For Luzon, Nueva Vizcaya in Region II; and for Mindanao, Misamis Occidental in Region X.

Meanwhile, the following component cities and municipalities will likewise be placed under Alert Level 1: For Visayas, Talisay City, Cebu in Region VII; and for Mindanao, Antipas, North Cotabato, and Banga, South Cotabato in Region XII.

“Alert Level classifications of component cities and municipalities under IATF Resolution Nos. 165-G (s.2022), 166-A (s.2022), 167-A (s.2022) not otherwise affected by this Resolution shall remain in effect until 15 May 2022,” Andanar said. 

Data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed that the Philippines recorded 1,399 new Covid-19 cases from April 25 to May 1. 

The daily case average during the period was 200, which was five percent lower than a week earlier.More than 3.68 million Covid-19 infections have been recorded in the country since the pandemic started in 2020. (PNA)