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DOH Reveals Risk Level of Metro Manila Now over COVID-19

DOH – The Department of Health spoke on the status of Metro Manila amid another increase in the COVID-19 cases.

Starting January 3, 2022, Metro Manila is under Alert Level 3 following the increase in the COVID-19 cases in different cities in the capital region. The government anticipated the increase due to the holiday season when a lot of people went out for the Christmas and New Year preparations.

The implementation of Alert Level 3 in Metro Manila is set until January 15, 2022. Several local governments are implementing stricter restrictions now like the reimposition of the curfew. The mayors in Metro Manila also agreed to temporarily limit the movements of the unvaccinated individuals.

In fact, several key authorities in the government are pushing to extend the limits on the movements of the unvaccinated individuals nationwide while the country prevents the spread of the Omicron variant. The said variant was first recorded in South Africa and several nations now have confirmed cases of it.

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The increase in the COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila alarmed the authorities. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, DOH recently recorded 10,775 new cases in a day. It is the highest single-day tally since October 10, 2021.

According to DOH, Metro Manila is now at critical risk for COVID-19. The OCT Research Group believes that the Philippines will experience what happened in South Korea and the peak may be felt in mid-January and it will start to go down. Guido David stressed that many people are already vaccinated.

Previously, the PH government held two (2) mass vaccination drives that vaccinated over ten (10) million Filipinos. There is a possibility that it will also hold a national vaccination day for the senior citizens as many of the seniors have yet to be jabbed.

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