LOCAL NEWS: Cagayan de Oro recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases with 0 deaths

As of 10 p.m. on November 17, 2021, Cagayan de Oro has 275 active cases, with 14 new confirmed cases, 64 recoveries, and no deaths.

The number of active cases has dropped, and in comparison to the past months, COVID-19 cases are not extremely large. With this drop, the city sees a successful vaccination rollout. 52.98 percent of the city's population had received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of November 15, 2021.

Also, on November 15, 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the elimination of the requirement for citizens to wear face shields in areas classified as Alert Levels 1, 2, and 3 per a memo signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. Based on the Alert Level System (ALS) implemented by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), Cagayan de Oro is under Alert Level 2 from November 15 to 30.

Under Alert Level 2, outdoor venues/establishments can already hold 70 percent of their maximum capacity, while interior venues can only hold 50 percent, and it's only open to 'fully vaccinated people. The curfew hours will be changed from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. under the new standards, but the sale, purchase, and consumption of intoxicating liquor will still be prohibited during the curfew.

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