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This Week in Southern Luzon (February 5 to 11, 2022)

Cavite under Alert Level 2, while Batangas under Level 3 until February 15.

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | February 05, 2022
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February in Southern Luzon starts with a higher health risk for residents; the local government units (LGUs) set alert levels to manage the high-risk and low-risk areas like Cavite and Batangas. In addition to alert levels, LGUs set some health protocols to lessen the spread of COVID-19 among locals. Other safety protocols include adjusting curfew and liquor ban.

Lockdown News

Cavite is under Alert Level 2; Batangas under Alert Level 3

The Malacañang announced the alert levels in several areas in the Philippines last January 30, 2022 [1]. Last February 1, Cavite—along with Metro Manila and several CALABARZON provinces—will be under Alert Level 2. As for Batangas, they will be under Alert Level 3 until February 15. Health protocols will depend on the alert level.

Tagaytay City revokes curfew and liquor ban in safety protocol guidelines.

The Tagaytay City local government has loosened its health protocol guidelines now that it reverted to a lower alert level. According to Executive Order No. 405, safety protocols and restrictions were eased—which means liquor ban and curfew protocols were eased until February 15. In Dasmariñas, curfew hours will be between 12:00AM to 4:00AM. The curfew hours do not apply to establishments that operate 24 hours [2].

In addition, leisure activities health protocols were imposed in the guidelines due to the spike in COVID-19 cases: bars can operate at 50% indoor and 70% outdoor capacity. Unvaccinated minors can also enter malls and restaurants as per health protocol guidelines.

Shopping News

Cavite malls operate at 50% capacity; minors allowed.

The local government loosened health protocol restrictions were loosened in Cavite as the province reverted to Alert Level 2. In the new safety protocol guidelines, malls are allowed to operate at 50% capacity for fully vaxxed individuals—while also allowing unvaccinated minors. These health protocol guidelines will be in effect—along with curfew and liquor ban—as long as Cavite remains under Alert Level 2 [3].

Health News

CALABARZON provinces at moderate risk

The latest study of the OCTA Research group indicates that provinces under CALABARZON are now at moderate risk for COVID-19 as of January 31. According to OCTA, Rizal remains at moderate risk; meanwhile, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon have downgraded to moderate risk due to the low positivity rate. As of January 31, Batangas has a 20% positivity rate; Cavite with 21%, Quezon with 25%, Laguna with 21%, and Rizal with 8% [4].

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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 develops 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.


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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 🗽.
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