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NCR Likely To Lower To Alert Level 1 Says Octa If Trend Continues

NCR LIKELY TO LOWER ALERT LEVELS – Due to the continued declining trend of COVID-19, an Alert Level 1 for the National Capital Region may happen this December.

Amid the presence of new variants in the Philippines, officials introduced a new alert level system. Previously, key areas of the Philippines were under Alert Leve 4, the highest alert level.

But, as cases continued to drop, authorities lowered the alert level to alert level 2. Now, according to the OCTA research group, this may further lower to Alert level 1 if trends continue to drop.

During the Laging Handa Briefing, OCTA Research fellow Professor Ranjit Rye stated:

So far, if the trend holds, NCR will probably deescalate to Level 1 by December, and hopefully, the trend will hold.

NCR Likely To Lower To Alert Level 1 By December If Cases Lower - OCTA
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Furthermore, he said that OCTA forecasts that over the new few weeks, the spread of COVID-19 may become more predictable and calculable. “We see a downward trending sustained here in the NCR“, he added.

But, Rye stressed that the assumptions of OCTA are based on if the public would follow basic health protocols. Moreover, he said 3-digit COVID-19 cases in some LGUs would soon be verified.

Nakikita rin namin, nava-validate rin namin ang datos na nakukuha sa Department of Health, and klaro naman, hindi ito artificial.

As it stands, the Philippines still has COVID-19 issues in some key areas. But, Rye emphasized that he sees a positive outlook for the entirety of the Philippines, not just in NCR.

Among the positives in the Philippines, today are the strengthened vaccination campaign and the ease of access to vaccines. What do you think about this? Leave your comments below.

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