THREE provinces in Cordillera along with Baguio City have been placed under Alert Level 1 by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Tuesday, March 15.
The three provinces in question are Abra, Apayao, and Kalinga, alongside Baguio City, which can now enjoy the lowest minimum restrictions in place in the country.
Benguet, Mountain Province, and Ifugao are meanwhile still on Alert Level 2, with higher restrictions in place until the IATF issues an update.
The classification is set to last until the end of the month, at which time the IATF can then review the COVID situation nationwide and issue upgrades, downgrades, or status quo for alert classifications.
In addition to the three provinces and Baguio City, 44 other areas in the country have been placed under Alert Level 1, including the National Capital Region (NCR).
The other places outside of the NCR now under Alert Level 1 in Luzon are Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Batanes, Cagayan, City of Santiago, Isabela and Quirino, Angeles City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Tarlac Zambales, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena City, Marinduque, Puerto Princesa City, Romblon, Naga City and Catanduanes.
For the Visayas, the following areas under Alert Level 1 are: Aklan, Bacolod City, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo City, Cebu City, Siquijor, Biliran, Ormoc City, and Tacloban City.
In Mindanao, Alert Level 1 has been issued for Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro City, Camiguin, Davao City, and Butuan City.