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Sagada shuts door on tourists due to COVID-19 threat

By: - Correspondent / @kquitasolINQ
/ 11:16 AM February 13, 2020
Sagada in Mountain Province cave

The tourist town of Sagada in Mountain Province is known for its natural attractions, such as pristine caves. EV ESPIRITU

BAGUIO CITY –– The popular tourist town of Sagada in Mountain province has temporarily shut its doors on visitors as a precautionary measure against coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Sagada Mayor James Pooten Jr. on Thursday ordered the suspension of eco-tourism activities within the municipality “until further notice.”

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Pooten said he consulted the community about the suspension, which is in response to the growing concern over the outbreak of COVID-19.

He said the town has started implementing prevention and control measures to protect the health of its residents.

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Sagada is frequented by tourists because of its burial caves, landscapes, and indigenous culture.

Edited by Lzb

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