Govt places six provinces under Alert Level 3

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 27) – Six provinces in the country were escalated into Alert Level 3 status from Jan. 28 to Feb. 15, the Inter-Agency Task Force announced on Thursday.

The list includes Palawan, Camiguin, Davao Occidental, Dinagat Islands, Tawi-Tawi, and Sulu. These areas are previously under Alert Level 2.

Palawan's capital city Puerto Princesa was earlier placed under Alert Level 3 until Jan. 31.

Intrazonal and interzonal travel are allowed under Alert Level 3, but 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 capacity under this alert level status.

Contact sports and entertainment activities are likewise not allowed under Alert Level 3, same with face-to-face or physical classes, except if approved by the IATF.

EXPLAINER: What you need to know about the COVID-19 alert level system