Alert Level 3 in Metro Manila from January 3 as cases rise, Omicron raises risk

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Philippine Star December 31, 2021 | 8:14pm MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will go to the more strict Alert Level 3 from January 3 to January 15, 2022, the Palace said Friday evening. The heightened alert level is in response to an increase in cases of COVID-19 and the detection of three local cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the Philippines. “The epidemiological investigation on the three local cases indicate there is high possibility of local transmission ng Omicron,” Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who is also acting presidential spokesperson, told media. The Palace init…

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