To enhance operational readiness in responding to disasters even amidst a pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges all barangays to use the Geohazard Threat Advisories issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) as bases in formulating and updating their contingency plans.

Following the surge of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Metro Manila area, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on the Philippine National Police and concerned local government units (LGUs) and barangays to strictly impose the prohibition on any form of mass gathering in the National Capital Region (NCR) and nearby areas of Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna from March 22 to April 4, 2021.