More areas under Alert Level 3 starting Jan. 9

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6) — The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has placed more areas under the heightened Alert Level 3, Malacañang announced on Thursday.

The following will have tightened restrictions from Jan. 9 to 15:

- Baguio City

- Dagupan City

- City of Santiago

- Cagayan

- Angeles City

- Bataan

- Olongapo City

- Pampanga

- Zambales

- Batangas

- Lucena City

- Naga City

- Iloilo City

- Lapu-Lapu City

The IATF also earlier escalated Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, and Laguna to the Alert Level 3 status.

Under Alert Level 3, activities like face-to-face classes, contact sports, funfairs, as well as live voice and wind instrument events are prohibited.

Intrazonal and interzonal travel will be allowed subject to restrictions imposed by local governments.

Operations of select establishments and tourist attractions will also be scaled down to 30% indoor and 50% outdoor venue capacity.