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

Cavite is under Alert Level 1; Batangas under Alert Level 2 until March 15

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | March 05, 2022
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As March begins, many areas in South Luzon are put under different classifications of alert level. Restrictions and guidelines are in place and vary per alert level that affects travel and public transportation. Lastly, COVID-19 has been seen slowing down in CALABARZON over the few weeks. Cavite and Laguna are under Alert Level 1, while Batangas is under Alert Level 2.

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Cavite and Laguna under Alert Level 1; Batangas under Alert Level 2

Alert level systems are assigned to various provinces in CALABARZON: Cavite and Laguna are both under Alert Level 1, while Rizal, Quezon, and Batangas are under Alert Level 2 from March 1 to 15, 2022 [1]. The restrictions and guidelines vary per the alert level.

Under Alert Level 1, all establishments can operate without restrictions on capacities. Areas under Alert Level 1 include Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cavite [2]. Regarding transportation, in Alert Level 1, intrazonal and interzonal travel are allowed in the guidelines [3].

Despite the ease in restrictions under Alert Level 1, minimum public health protocols will remain in the guidelines, [4] like wearing face masks at all times except when eating and drinking or participating in active sports in both outdoor and outdoor establishments.

Alert level 2, however, limits operations of various establishments like betting shops and gambling shops. Another Alert Level 2 guidelines include limited venue capacity for indoor and outdoor facilities.

CALABARZON sees slower COVID-19 positivity rate

According to the OCTA Research group, CALABARZON, along with NCR, has shown a more significant decline in COVID-19 due to the slower positivity rate as of February 27. In addition to this, the Department of Health (DOH) data show that Quezon province currently has a 40% decrease in growth rate; Rizal has 38%; Batangas has 37%, Laguna with 30%, and Cavite with 26%.

Several CALABARZON areas follow different alert level systems with various guidelines and restrictions [5].

Travel News: CALABARZON summer attractions are open under relaxed restrictions

CALABARZON's summer attractions are open to tourists now that alert levels were lowered and restrictions loosened. Requirements for tourists depend on the respective guidelines of local government units (LUGs) since some areas are under Alert Level 1 and some are under Alert Level 2. However, tourists are still encouraged to bring their vaccination cards upon traveling and booking their summer accommodations early.

Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more travel and COVID-19 updates and guidelines in Southern Luzon!

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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