The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved on Monday, November 29, 2021 the recommendation to place the National Capital Region under Alert Level 2.
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.
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.
Fully vaccinated foreign nationals of non-visa required countries who came from Green list countries, territories, and jurisdictions may soon be allowed entry to the Philippines beginning 1 December 2021 until 15 December 2021, said Acting Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Karlo Nograles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) released the new country risk classification lists or the Green, Yellow, and Red lists for November 16 to 30, 2021.
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.