Ifugao town closes tourist sites anew
By Marcelo B. Lihgawon
MAYOYAO, Ifugao, April 13(PIA) – – Tourist sites in this municipality are temporarily closed anew until further notice as part of preventive measures with the surging cases of the Coronavirus Disease – 2019 in the province.
Mayor Jimmy Padchanan, Jr. said the Municipal Inter-Agency Task Force decided that all tourist spots will be closed to the public- foreign and domestic or local tourists including residents of the municipality – starting April 8, 2021 until further notice.This is for strict compliance and implementation,he stated.
These tourist sites include the A’phaw Mahencha and Tenogtog waterfalls, Museum, Mt. Nagchajan View Deck and Khohang Garden and View Deck. These were reopened last March 15 to residents by virtue of Executive Order No. 2021 – 12 after months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Padchanan advised residents to limit movements outside their homes for essential purposes only and strictly comply with basic health protocols. He also encourage residents to be vigilant in reporting any person entering the municipality coming from other cities or municipalities.
As of April 12, 2021, the municipality of Mayoyao recorded a total of 22 COVID-19 confirmed cases with 12 recovered and 10 active cases.
For the province of Ifugao, the provincial COVID 19 Monitoring reported a total of 1,020 confirmed with 504 active cases, 685 recoveries while 12 have died. (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)