The Sipalay City government has closed down its tourism establishments amid the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the locality.
Sipalay Mayor Maria Gina Lizares, in an executive order issued Thursday, April 15, said that all tourism activities will not be allowed.
All big events, mass gatherings will not be allowed, and that all tourism accommodation establishments will temporarily be closed.
Those who have confirmed bookings must contact the accommodation establishment.
Accommodation establishments such as pension houses, inns and lodges in the city proper will also operate at a 30 percent capacity and will only accept authorized persons outside residence and delivery personnel of essential goods.
The mayor also said that all establishments will be closed for disinfection during Sundays.
As of April 15, the city had a total of 182 confirmed cases with 13 new cases.
“With the ongoing contact tracing and pending test results, there is a possibility of a surge of confirmed cases in the city,” the mayor said.
The order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 16, and will remain effective unless amended, revoked, or lifted.*