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Tinambac to reopen beaches once Covid-19 cases drop

By Paulo DS. Papa


TINAMBAC Vice Mayor Belle Prades on Tuesday, May 4, said that the municipal goverment will reopen its beaches to tourists once there is no more Covid-19 active cases in the town in two to three weeks time.

To recall, Mayor Ruel Tuy announced thru the local government unit’s (LGU) Facebook (Fb) page the temporary closure of public resorts on May 1.


In an interview, Prades said that the LGU decided to close all resorts in the town in order to contain the continued rise of Covid-19 cases in the locality.


She said every active case is equivalent to two to three week closure of all tourist spots in the town. She added that the LGU prioritizes implementation of public health protocol and Covid-19 containment.


“Okay an tourism, economic, pero mas importante an health. Kaipuhan na istop an operation kan mga beaches and resorts kada active case tanganing dae mag lakop asin ma control an Covid-19” she said


When asked about the economic effect of the Covid-19 cases in the municipality, she replied that the LGU was supposed to earn about P200,000 to P300,000 per week for environmental fees aside from other incomes generated by businesses related to tourism.


Tinambac town is famous for its white sand beaches such as those in Caloco, Labog in Barangay Cagliliog, San Antonio, and Libanon beach in Barangay Buenavista, among others.


As of press time, Tinambac recorded since March last year a total of 41 cases of Covid-19 consisting of seven active cases, 28 recoveries, and six deaths.

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