Sagada's Eco-Tourism Activities Have Been Suspended Due To The Threat Of COVID-19

Here's what you need to know if you've already made plans.
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Due to the threat of the corona virus disease or COVID-19, the office of the municipal mayor of Sagada has suspended eco-tourism activities.

The executive order was announced on February 13 on the Sagada Tourism Facebook page.

"All eco-tourism activities are now suspended due to the threat of the novel corona virus," the post read.

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"Everyone is advised to remain vigilant against any signs or symptoms of the said virus and please refer concerned individuals to our NCOV-Fastlane at the Rural Health Unit near the Municipal Building. All violators will have to answer to our Chief-Executive."

Eco-tourism activities include visiting caves, adventure trails, the hanging coffins, and waterfalls, among others.

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Some netizens became confused as some establishments such as restaurants, accommodations, and tourist spots continued operations despite the executive order being in effect. Listed open attractions included Sagada Pottery, Sagada Weaving, and Masferre's Photographs. 

"All tourist spots except the privately-owned activities are closed," clarified the Sagada Tourism page. "Please be informed that the LGU (local government unit) [has] no regulatory power to suspend any privately owned legal businesses unless they have violations."

Stay safe, turistas.

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