Lower alert level possible in MM for the holiday season if…

ALERT level in Metro Manila may be eased in time for the holiday season should the drop in Covid-19 cases be sustained, the Malacañang said on Tuesday.

Citing the Department of Health (DOH), Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said authorities will consider downgrading Metro Manila’s current Alert Level 3 status to Alert Level 2 depending on the region’s average daily attack rate (ADAR) and health care utilization.

“Well, nagsabi na po ang DOH – malaki po ang posibilidad na bumaba. Ang inaantay na lang natin iyong ADAR, dapat from 7.7 ay bumaba po to 7 percent,” he said in a Palace press briefing.

Despite the drop in Covid-19 numbers, Roque emphasized the importance of the continued adherence to minimum public health standards.

“Bagama’t ang datos ay nagpapakita na pupuwedeng ibaba nga po sa mas mababang alert level ang Metro Manila, importante po, huwag tayong magpabaya. Huwag tayong mag-isip na tapos na ang pandemya, dahil nandiyan pa rin po si Covid-19 at magpatuloy pa tayo at lalo nating paigtingin ang mask, hugas, iwas ,” he added.

Roque said some social gatherings are already allowed on a limited capacity under Alert Level 3.

Metro Manila as well as nearby provinces namely Cavite, Laguna, Rizal are currently under Alert Level 3 until Nov. 14.

As of Tuesday, the DOH reported 2,303 additional cases of Covid-19, the lowest single-day new infections that brought the country’s total tally to 2,792,65.

Recoveries reached 2,708,466 after 4,655 got better while deaths reached 43,404 after 128 succumbed to the respiratory disease.

 

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