The province of Ifugao will be under Alert Level 3 starting Feb. 1, Malacañang announced on Monday.

“Ifugao Province mula Alert Level 4 ay binaba ito sa Alert Level 3 simula bukas, February 1, 2022 hanggang February 15, 2022,” acting Palace spokesman Karlo Nograles said in a virtual press briefing.

Ifugao was first escalated to Alert Level 4 on Jan. 20.

The newest set of alert levels announced by the Palace on Sunday included deescalated classifications for Metro Manila, Batanes, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, Biliran, Southern Leyte and Basilan, which were placed from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2.

The country has been dealing with a surge in Covid-19 cases due to the highly infectious Omicron variant and gatherings during the holiday season.

As of Jan. 31, it has recorded 190,818 active Covid-19 cases. John Ezekiel J. Hirro