BAGUIO CITY: Mayor Benjamin Magalong on September 8 ordered more temporary restrictions on activities in the Summer Capital in response to increasing Covid-19 cases projected to balloon in the coming weeks.
“Based on this weeks’ data as supplied by the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, our seven-day average for cases per day is now 165 and we expect this to further increase in the next two weeks,” the mayor said.
Moreover, the number of barangay (villages) with new cases in the last 14 days has risen to 115 out of 128 or 89.15 percent.
In view of this, the mayor ordered a total ban on the sale of liquor and other alcoholic products from September 11 to September 19.
Permitted customer capacity for enclosed or indoor seating in dine-in establishments was also ordered reduced to 30 percent.
For religious gatherings, the permitted attendance will be reduced to 20 percent of the venue capacity and limited to worship activities from September 11 to September 26.
The new restrictions were reached in consultation with affected sectors during the mayor’s meeting with the local Covid-19 Inter-Agency Task Force, Baguio Tourism Council, Department of Tourism Cordillera, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio and representatives of the affected sectors last September 8.