Press Releases

Metro Manila remains under Alert Level 2

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved on Monday, November 29, 2021 the recommendation to place the National Capital Region under Alert Level 2.


Gov’t levels up four-door strategy vs new COVID-19 variant

With the looming threat posed by the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization (WHO) classified as a Variant of Concern (VOC) as of November 26, 2021, the Philippine government has levelled up its four-door strategy to prevent the entry of the said VOC in the country.


IATF releases new Red List

In addition to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini and Mozambique, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved on Sunday, November 28, 2021, the placing of Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy under the Red List effective November 28, 2021 until December 15, 2021.



IATF updates testing, quarantine protocols for arriving international passengers

Shorter quarantine and testing periods await international arriving passengers, especially fully-vaccinated individuals coming from Green and Yellow list countries, territories, and jurisdictions with the approved interim testing and quarantine protocols for international arriving passengers that will take effect on November 22, 2021.


PRRD approves IATF-recommended face shields protocols

The use of face shields in areas under Alert Levels 3 to 1 is no longer mandatory after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the recommendations of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) on the use of face shields under the Alert Levels System.


PH records more than 3-M jabs in three straight days

The Philippines continues to record more than a million jabs per day as more than three million vaccine doses were administered last week, announced Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque Jr.


IATF approves new Alert Levels

The Inter-Agency Task Force approved on Saturday, November 13, 2021, placing Catanduanes under Alert Level 4 effective November 17, 2021 until November 30, 2021.



IATF approves measures to increase demand for COVID-19 vaccination

In compliance with the directives of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the Inter-Agency Task Force approved measures to employ a whole-of-government solution to increase demand for COVID-19 vaccination. These measures are to take effect beginning December 1, 2021.


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