POLICE: MOST TOURIST SPOT NOW OPENS IN BAGUIO
The city’s police chief said on Christmas Eve, the number of tourists entering Baguio is increasing as all business establishments are open and cases begin to decline.
Police Col. Allen Rae Co said,
all travelers are required to undergo an RT-PCR or antigen test upon entry.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong earlier said,
the city accepts 1,000 tourists daily but has only reached a maximum of 700 as of the second week of December.
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“Medyo nagsimula na po, makikita po natin sa pagsisikip ng mga kalsada din at mas marami na po ang nakikita nating mga tao sa lansangan.”
“Ang hindi po nakabukas ay nasa labas na ng Baguio na kasabay na pinupuntahan kagaya ng museum, ‘yung sa strawberry (farm) but generally dito po sa Baguio everything is accessible na po para sa mga turista.”
Co said, the city is averaging “a little less than 30” virus cases per day.
According to the OCTA Research Group,
last week, it was a notch lower in the list of local governments with the most daily new cases at rank 7.
Researchers said, the City of Pines tallied an average of 24 COVID-19 cases from Dec. 13 to 19 versus 39 infections from Dec. 6 to 12.
Co added, “Extensive kasi ang ginagawa nating testing dito. ‘Yung amin pong testing dito ay mass testing na…inuuna po natin ‘yung may malaking chance na nahawa.”