FROM March 1 to 15, 2022, Davao City will be placed under Alert Level 1, the least restrictive alert level classification.

Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles announced on Sunday afternoon, February 27, that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) placed Davao City, along with 39 other areas in the country under Level 1.

Meanwhile, Davao De Oro, Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental will all be under Alert Level 2.

Under Alert Level 2, intrazonal and interzonal movement will be allowed, subject to reasonable restrictions that the local government units may impose.

Select establishments or activities are permitted to operate at a maximum of 50 percent indoor capacity for fully vaccinated individuals and 70 percent outdoor capacity.

Under Alert Level 1, intrazonal and interzonal travel will be allowed regardless of age and comorbidities.

All establishments, persons, or activities are permitted to operate, work, or be done at full on-site capacity, provided that health standards are observed.

In-person or face-to-face classes for basic education will be subject to the approval of the Office of the President.

The Department of Health (DOH) earlier said in a previous presser that Alert Level 1 could be considered as the “new normal.”

According to the DOH-Davao data as of February 26, Davao Region had a total confirmed cases of 134,735 confirmed cases, wherein 2,081 were active cases, 128,419 wew recoveries, and 4,235 succumbed from the virus.

Positivity rate was at 8.6 percent, slightly higher from the five percent accepted rate, which signifies that the Covid-19 situation in a certain locality is manageable.