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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Baguio City orders Liquor ban and limited capacity for establishments and churches


Baguio City, Philippines – To prevent the further spread of COVID-19 cases in the city, Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered a total ban on the sale and service of liquor and other alcoholic products effective September 11-19, 2021.


Aside from the total liquor ban, the mayor likewise limited customer capacity for enclosed or indoor seating in dine-in establishments to 30%.


Further, permitted attendance for religious gatherings ‘will be reduced to 20% of the venue capacity and limited to worship activities from September 11-26.’


According to Public Information Office - Baguio City, a consultation with the affected sectors was conducted prior to the imposition.

The consultation as stated by the information office was done during the mayor's meeting with the Local COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force, the Baguio Tourism Council (BTC), Department of Tourism Cordillera, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB), and representatives of the affected sectors on September 8, 2021.


"Based on this weeks' data as supplied by the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), our 7-day average for cases per day is now 165 and we expect this to further increase in the next two weeks," Magalong said through Public Information Office of Baguio City.


Data of the city shows an 89.15% rise or 115 out of 128 of the number of barangays with new cases in the last 14 days.


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