Metro Manila, nearly 200 other areas under Alert Level 1 until April 15

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 31) – The national capital region will stay under the most lenient COVID-19 alert level for at least two more weeks, along with nearly 200 other areas nationwide, Malacañang announced on Thursday.

Acting presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar said Metro Manila will keep its Alert Level 1 status until April 15.

Also under the lowest alert level classification until mid-April are the following:

- Cordillera Administrative Region: Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, and Baguio City

- Region I: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, and Dagupan City

- Region II: Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, City of Santiago, and Quirino

- Region III: Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Angeles City, Tarlac, Zambales, and Olongapo City

- Region IV-A: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Lucena City

- Region IV-B: Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Puerto Princesa City

- Region V: Albay, Catanduanes, and Naga City

- Region VI: Aklan, Guimaras, Capiz, Bacolod City, and Iloilo City

- Region VII: Siquijor, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, and Mandaue City

- Region VIII: Biliran, Ormoc City, and Tacloban City

- Region IX: Zamboanga City

- Region X: Camiguin, Bukidnon, Iligan City, and Cagayan de Oro City

- Region XI: Davao City

- Region XIII (CARAGA): Surigao del Sur, Surigao City, and Butuan City

The national COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force likewise placed the following component cities and municipalities under Alert Level 1:

Cordillera Administrative Region

- Ifugao: Lagawe, Lamut

- Mountain Province: Besao, Bontoc, Sagada

Region II

- Nueva Vizcaya: Bambang, Bayombong, Dupax Del Norte, Quezon, Solano, Villaverde

Region IV-A

- Quezon: City of Tayabas, Lucban, Mauban, Pagbilao, Plaridel, Polillo, Quezon, Sampaloc

Region IV-B

- Occidental Mindoro: Lubang

- Palawan: Culion

Region V

- Camarines Norte: Daet, San Vicente

- Camarines Sur: Bombon, Cabusao, Camaligan, Iriga City, Presentacion (Parubcan), San Fernando

- Sorsogon: Barcelona, Bulusan, Casiguran, City of Sorsogon, Gubat, Juban, Magallanes, Prieto Diaz

Region VI

- Antique: San Jose, Sebaste

- Iloilo: Anilao, Balasan, Banate, Barotac Nuevo, Barotac Viejo, Bingawan, Concepcion, Dueñas, Guimbal, Janiuay, Lemery, Mina, Pototan, San Dioniso, Santa Barbara

- Negros Occidental: Enrique B. Magalona (Saravia), La Carlota City, Pulupandan, Sagay City, San Enrique

Region VII

- Bohol: Batuan, Corella, Dimiao, Jagna, Lila, Loay, Loboc, Sikatuna, Tagbilaran City

- Negros Oriental: Dumaguete City

Region VIII

- Eastern Samar: Arteche, Balangkayan, Can-Avid, City of Borongan, Jipapad, Maydolong, Salcedo, San Policarpo, Sulat, Taft

- Leyte: Albuera, City of Baybay, Dulag, Matag-Ob, Palo, Tunga

- Northern Samar: Capul, Lapinig, Lavezares, San Antonio, San Jose, Victoria

- Samar: Western Samar, Marabut, Pagsanghan

- Southern Leyte: Anahawan, City of Maasin, Hinundayan, Libagon, Limasawa, Macrohon, Padre Burgos, Pintuyan

Region IX

- Zamboanga Del Norte: Dapitan City, Dipolog City, Piñan (New Piñan), Polanco, Rizal

- Zamboanga Sibugay: Ipil (Capital), Tungawan

Region X

- Lanao del Norte: Bacolod

- Misamis Occidental: Clarin, Jimenez, Ozamiz City, Panaon

- Misamis Oriental: Alubijid, Binuangan, City of El Salvador, Initao, Laguindingan, Libertad, Lugait, Naawan, Sugbongcogon, Tagoloan

Region XI

- Davao de Oro: Montevista

- Davao Oriental: Cateel, City of Mati

Region XII

- Cotabato: North Cotabato, City of Kidapawan, President Roxas

- South Cotabato: Polomolok, Santo Niño

- Sultan Kudarat: City of Tacurong

CARAGA

- Agusan del Norte: Carmen, Jabonga, Magallanes, Nasipit

- Agusan del Sur: Bunawan, Loreto, Prosperidad

- Dinagat Islands: Loreto

- Surigao del Norte: Tagana-an

Alert Level 2

Meanwhile, these provinces, highly urbanized cities, independent component cities, component cities, and municipalities will be under the stricter Alert Level 2 until April 15:

- Cordillera Administrative Region: Benguet, Mountain Province, and Ifugao

- Region II: Nueva Vizcaya

- Region IV-A: Quezon

- Region IV-B: Occidental Mindoro and Palawan; Region V: Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, and Masbate

- Region VI: Antique, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental

- Region VII: Cebu, Bohol, and Negros Oriental

- Region VIII: Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, and Western Samar;

- Region IX: Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, and City of Isabela

- Region X: Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental

- Region XI: Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, and Davao Occidental

- Region XII: North Cotabato, South Cotabato, General Santos City, Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat

- Region XIII (CARAGA): Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands; Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: Basilan, Cotabato City, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi

The Palace said all other component cities and municipalities not mentioned will be classified under Alert Level 2.