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Metro Manila Stays Under Alert Level 4, Some Restrictions Eased

New rules for October.
by Arianne Merez
Sep 30, 2021
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

The pilot run of the COVID-19 alert level system in Metro Manila will be extended until Oct. 15, Malacañang said Thursday while the rest of the country would continue to implement community quarantines.

Metro Manila's alert level remains under  Alert Level 4 according to Trade Sec. Ramon Lopez, which means that COVID-19 case counts are high and/or increasing, and there are high utilization rates for total hospital beds and ICUs.

The government's inter-agency task force on COVID-19 pandemic response also approved the 10% increase in capacity of dine-in services in restaurants, religious gatherings, and personal care services under Alert Level 4 in Metro Manila, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said.

Gyms and fitness studios will also be allowed to operate at a 20% capacity but only for fully vaccinated individuals. Gym workers, according to Roque, should also be fully vaccinated.

"Both clients and service providers shall also wear face mask at all times and no group activities will be allowed," Roque said.

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Businesses that have obtained a Safety Seal Certification from the government will  be allowed additional venue capacity of 10%.

For the rest of the country, here are the community quarantine classifications for October:

MECQ (Oct. 1-15)

- Apayao

- Kalinga

- Batanes

- Bataan

- Bulacan

- Cavite

- Lucena City

- Rizal

- Laguna

 - Naga City

- Iloilo Province

GCQ with heightened restrictions (Oct. 1-31)

- Abra

- Baguio City

- Ilocos Sur

- Pangasinan

- Cagayan

- Isabela

- City of Santiago

- Nueva Vizcaya

- Quirino

- Quezon

- Batangas

- Bacolod City

- Capiz

- Iloilo City

- Lapu-Lapu City

- Negros Oriental

- Bohol

- Zamboanga del Norte

- Zamboanga del Sur

 - Cagayan de Oro City

- Misamis Oriental

- Davao del Norte

- Davao Occidental

- Butuan City

- Surigao del Sur

- Davao de Oro (Oct. 1-15)

GCQ (Oct. 1-31)

- Ilocos Norte

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- Dagupan City

- Benguet

- Ifugao

- Tarlac

- Marinduque

- Occidental Mindoro

- Oriental Mindoro

- Puerto Princesa

- Albay

- Camarines Norte

- Aklan

- Antique

- Guimaras

- Negros Occidental

- Cebu City

- Cebu Province

- Mandaue City

- Siquijor

- Tacloban City

- Zamboanga Sibugay,

- Zamboanga City

- Misamis Occidental

- Iligan City

- Davao City

- Davao Oriental

- Davao del Sur

- General Santos City

- Sultan Kudarat

- Sarangani

- North Cotabato

- South Cotabato

- Agusan del Norte

- Agusan del Sur

- Dinagat Islands

- Surigao del Norte

- Cotabato City

- Lanao del Sur


- Rest of the Philippines

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