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What does it mean when we shift to Alert Level 0? Government eyes for this.

ALERT LEVEL 0 – Many people online express worry and concern about the government’s plan to deescalate PH to Alert Level 0.

When the month of March started, 39 areas in the country have been downgraded to the loosest level, Alert Level 1. The loosest restriction ever implemented since coronavirus shuttered the country started on March 1 and will last until the 15th.

Alert Level 0

The areas under Alert Level 1 are:

  • National Capital Region
  • Abra, Apayao, Baguio City and Kalinga in the Cordillera Administrative Region
  • Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan in Region I
  • Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela, and Quirino in Region II
  • Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Olongapo City, Pampanga, and Tarlac in Region 3
  • Cavite and Laguna in Region 4-A
  • Marinduque, Puerto Princesa City, and Romblon in Region 4-B
  • Naga City and Catanduanes in Region 5

Visayas:

  • Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz, and Guimaras in Region 6;
  • Siquijor in Region 7
  • Biliran in Region 8

Mindanao:

  • Zamboanga City in Region 9
  • Cagayan de Oro City and Camiguin in Region 10
  • Davao City in Region 11

And now, seeing a dramatic decrease in the number of cases for the past couple of weeks, the government is now eyeing to downgrade some areas to Alert Level 0 – probably the loosest of the loosest – and this is not yet the official term.

According to a report from ABS-CBN, Metro Manila mayors expressed their support for this proposal as revealed by MMDA General Manager Frisco San Juan, Jr. during a public briefing. Nobody opposed and all of them expressed that they are ready.

Last week, Dr. Rontgene Solante said during the Laging Handa press briefing, in Alert Level 0, the COVID-19 will be treated as a normal and ordinary flu just like Dengue and Influenza. And when asked about the health protocols under this type of restriction, he said that handwashing and wearing of face masks must be retained because the country has not yet reached its target of 90 million fully inoculated individuals.

With the mutation of Deltacron and the presence of highly transmissible Omicron, several people online aired their apprehension about this.

Here are some comments from Twitter:

give it 2-3 weeks we’ll be back on level 3

…expect a surge after election and a lockdown.

too early pa…

I mean kung tatanggalin mo lahat ng restrictions basically returning to normal, why would you even call it alert level?

…The pandemic is not over…

Omg too much.

…it’s too early to implement it yet.

…expect the cases to go up after the elections.

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