The Puerto Princesa Palawan City Inter-Agency Task Force has recently requested a temporary travel ban on domestic passengers and returning residents entering the city. Yap said that the travel ban covers all incoming travelers, including returning residents and domestic tourists. The city hopes to execute the travel ban
until January 31.  However, the RIATF denied the request.
Puerto Princesa Palawan has also imposed curfew hours
from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and a liquor ban
took effect last January 13. 
Spokesperson of the City Inter-Agency Task Force Atty. Norman Yap announced that these recent implementations in response to the rising COVID-19 cases were mutually agreed upon by officials, agencies, and stakeholders who have significant roles in the fight against the coronavirus. The meeting was held before the online briefing announcement.
Yap also clarified that only authorized persons outside residence (APORs), healthcare frontliners and workers, government officials, public employees, bank employees, logistics and cargo, and humanitarian assistant actors could only travel even if an area is under a high alert level.
More so, Yap also said during the briefing that entertainment establishments’ operations are temporarily halted, as well as group gatherings. Children who are 11 years old and below are not allowed to visit malls or other public places, restaurants, or other establishments exposed to crowded people. Children ages 12 to17 years old are permitted, though, as long as they are fully vaccinated. 
As of writing, Puerto Princesa Palawan is currently under Alert Level 2. Yap explained that the Department of Health is in charge of imposing an alert level in an area after assessing the needed data. The city might be escalated to Alert Level 3 on or after January 16. 
Lockdown rumors cleared by Malacañang
Social media has been circulating rumors that the government will again declare a national lockdown due to the increasing active cases of COVID-19. Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles announced this circulating news as false and a case of “fake news”. The national government warns the Filipino public not to easily believe in such wrong information, creating unnecessary panic and fear.