This Week News

This Week in Northern Luzon (April 23 to 29, 2022)

Ilocos and Baguio are still under Alert Level 1 until April 30.

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | April 23, 2022
Share this article
Facebook facebook
Twitter twitter

alert level 1, baguio, ilocos, medical facilities, vaccination, plastic waste

With April coming to an end, Baguio and Ilocos are under a lower alert level due to the lack of recent COVID-19 cases and ongoing booster shot vaccination. The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has assigned Baguio City, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur under Alert Level 1. Aside from the Alert Level 1 status, environmental protocols in managing plastic waste are also encouraged in Ilocos medical facilities.

Lockdown News: Ilocos and Baguio remain under Alert Level 1 until April 30

The IATF announced the alert level status for various areas in the Philippines last April 13. The announcement indicates that Baguio City, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur are under Alert Level 1 from April 16 to 30, 2022 [1].

With this news, there are now 887 out of 1,634 municipalities and cities (or 54%) under Alert Level 1.

Health News

Baguio records no COVID-19 deaths for almost a month

Part of the reasons why Baguio City is under Alert Level 1 is because of the lesser cases of COVID-19 deaths in the area for almost a month.

As of April 18, 2022, Baguio City’s Public Information Office said there haven't been any COVID-19 deaths for 27 days. Since the pandemic’s beginning, Baguio City has recorded 830 COVID-19 deaths. The Baguio City health officials noted that the lesser deaths are due to the city’s high vaccination rate [2].

As of April 13 indicate that 281,125 individuals received a full dose, which is slightly higher than the initial targeted vaccination population of 281,000.

Single-use plastics are banned in Ilocos medical facilities.

All single-use plastics are now banned in all Department of Health’s (DOH) medical facilities across the Ilocos region [3]. The medical facilities that will lessen their plastic waste include DOH regional and provincial officers, Philippine Health Insurance Corp., Philippine Institute of Traditional Alternative Health Care, and other DOH-attached agencies.

The leading cause for this ban on single-use plastic is the plastic waste’s long decomposing period which is harmful to the environment. The ban hopes to lessen the plastic waste produced in Ilocos medical facilities. The single-use plastic wastes include spoons, forks, sando bags, drinking bottles, cups, straws, knives, and drink stirrers.

Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more travel and COVID-19 updates and guidelines in Baguio and Ilocos!

All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. However, while we are making our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable, and the situation is developing rapidly. Hence, some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.


Check out this video:

Newsletter Banner
About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
Learn more stories on:
Location Tags:
Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of Yoorekka are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, Yoorekka does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.
Follow Us On:
About Us
Privacy Policy
Register My Store
HTML Sitemap
Submit My Favorites
XML Sitemap
Terms and Conditions
FAQ Page
Copyright 2013 - 2024 ShoppersGuide Marketing Inc. All Rights Reserved
This website uses cookies to enhance the user experience. For more information please see our privacy policy