Baguio notes spike in COVID-19 cases

After celebrating Christmas last year and New Year this month, Baguio residents see a rise in COVID-19 cases infections.

The City Health Services Office (HSO) logged 58 new cases as of 5:00 PM on Tuesday (January 4, 2021) bringing the total active cases in the city to 149. A single Covid-related death was also recorded.

A purok of o of the 128 barangays of Baguio had also remained on lockdown.

Meanwhile, the Baguio Tourism Office issued new guidelines based on the executive order of Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong on travel restrictions particulary for leisure travels especially specifiying the city will only accomodate up 4,000 individual
registrations a day.

While, adult visitors will be required to show vaccination cards when passing through the entrances to the city and tourists coming from areas under alert level 3 must show negative RT-PCR test results within 72 hours prior to arrival or negative AntiGen test results 24 hours prior to arrival in the city.

A general curfew will also be imposed from 12 midnight to 4:00 AM the next day. There will also be liquor ban in the said hours.

The new guidelines were set to start Thursday (January 6, 2021) and will last until another notice is issued.



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