BAGUIO CITY, one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Luzon, is vaccinating 4,000 of its more than 5,000 tourism sector workers from Monday to Wednesday.  

“Earlier, the local tourism industry stakeholders disclosed that only 454 or 8.3% of the registered 5,458 workers in the different tourism-related establishments had been vaccinated since the roll-out of the government’s mass vaccination program last March,” the city government said in a statement.   

The mountain destination currently allows entry for people on non-essential travel only if they are from areas under the general community quarantine (GCQ) or modified GCQ, the two most relaxed quarantine levels.   

The city’s ongoing vaccination program includes home service for senior citizens who could not go to the designated sites.     

As of Aug. 29, Baguio had 787 active coronavirus cases out of the 17,263 recorded since the start of the pandemic. There were 16,135 recoveries and 341 deaths.   

Baguio City, dubbed as the country’s ‘summer capital’, will celebrate its 112th charter day anniversary on Sept. 1. — MSJ