Luzon – Makati in Metro Manila, Baguio in Benguet, Lucena in Quezon, Batangas City in Batangas, Capas in Tarlac. Mindanao – Davao City and Pagadian in Zamboanga del Sur.
These Seven cities and towns have been named by OCTA RESEARCH as high-risk areas for COVID-19 transmission .
“We urge the local government units (LGUs) concerned to further intensify their efforts at testing, tracing, and isolation to reverse the increase in transmissions in their communities,” 0CTA said in a report on November 25.
To thwart rising cases of Covid-19, OCTA suggested to the high-risk LGUs the implementation of more aggressive and effective localized lockdowns with stricter border controls .