Eco-tourism activities in Sagada suspended amid COVID-19 threat

Published February 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Merlina Hernando-Malipot

All eco-tourism activities due to the threat of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been temporarily suspended in Sagada.

Municipal Mayor James Pooten (Facebook)
Municipal Mayor James Pooten (Facebook)

Issuing Executive Order 07-20, Municipal Mayor James Pooten, said that all eco-tourism activities the municipality of Sagada are suspended due to the threat of the COVID-19 “until further notice.”

“There is an urgent need to protect the municipality of Sagada and its residents, being a top destination for tourists in North Philippines, from the threat of COVID-9 and similar strains by strictly implementing prevention and control measures,” Pooten said in the EO.

Meanwhile, Sagada Tourism -in its Facebook page – advised “remain vigilant against any signs or symptoms of the said virus” and asked concerned individuals to be referred to its NCOV-Fastlane at the Rural Health Unit near the Municipal Building.

With the Executive Order 07-20 in “effect indefinitely,” all tourist spots – except those that are privately-owned activities – will be closed.