MANILA, Philippines — The nationwide authorities is now monitoring the state of affairs in neighboring provinces of the Nationwide Capital Area (NCR) for attainable restrictions after Metro Manila was as soon as once more positioned below Alert Stage 3 amid the latest uptick in COVID-19 circumstances.
DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya on Monday stated that the federal government is “observing very intently” the state of affairs in Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan which had been beforehand included within the so-called “NCR Plus Bubble”.
“We’re wanting on the neighboring provinces of the Nationwide Capital Area as a result of they actually kind an integral a part of the Metro Manila space. We’re wanting, observing very intently the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan,” Malaya stated in an interview on ABS-CBN Information Channel when requested about different areas that will probably be up for restrictions.
“The Division of Well being is getting all the mandatory knowledge so we are going to get a transparent image of the state of affairs in these areas,” he added.
Metro Manila was positioned below the stricter Alert Level 3 until January 15 amid the “exponential” spike of COVID-19 circumstances within the area.
Impartial monitoring group OCTA Analysis over the weekend stated Metro Manila is now at high-risk for COVID-19 transmission as its positivity charge has additional elevated.
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