NO MASKED TOURISTS. Three tourists who visited the Lourdes Grotto alit from their vehicle, a Toyota Fortuner, which was parked at the middle of the intersection of the Dominican-Mirador Road and San Roque Ext. street.
They bought candles which they lit at the foot of the Grotto, one of the most popular tourist spots in the city, without a face mask or shield even as residents and locals around the area are seen wearing face masks and some with a complimentary face shield.
Baguio has allowed entry of tourists since Monday, October 25, but only for fully vaccinated persons. However, being fully vaxxed from Covid-19 would not mean that a person cannot transmit the virus.
New active cases in the city has gone down the last two weeks as Baguio recovered from the worst surge during the 20 month old pandemic that has infected nearly 30,000 Baguio people and killed 662 persons of which 171 was logged on October and 148 last September when the Delta variant wreaked havoc, accounting to 48 percent of the total fatality.
Fatality rate is at its worst with 2.26 percent which was reached last October 30. Average death on October was more than five per day