Metro Manila mayors want COVID-19 Alert Level 2 until end of February

(photo / Jonathan Vicente)

MANILA, Philippines – Mayors of Metro Manila have recommended maintaining COVID-19 Alert Level 2 status in the capital region until the end of February.

Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez, Chairman of the Metro Manila Council (MMC), shared with the decision of the mayors.

The CMM is made up of the 17 mayors of the National Capital Region.

“Keep Alert Level 2 until the end of the month,” Olivarez replied via text message when asked if the MMC’s recommendation was at the Metro Manila alert level.

He added that the recommendation had already been submitted to the Interagency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire does not seem inclined to move to Alert Level 1 yet, citing that case trends are still at moderate risk.

Infectious disease expert Dr Rontgene Solante said earlier that the Tier 2 alert status should remain for now as the virus transmission rate is still high.

On the five-tier alert level system, Metro Manila is currently under Alert Level 2 until February 15.


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