By Junex Doronio
TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite — Forget for a while about horseback riding and sipping hot coffee while watching from afar the tiny but mighty Taal volcano as Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla on Wednesday dumped the excitement of tourists planning to visit the “alternative summer capital.”
The governor pointed out that this city known as a favorite tourist destination because of its cool climate and fresh air is now a “high-risk area” for COVID-19 infection due to its weather.
“The weather in Tagaytay is high risk for Covid infection. As we continue to battle this psndemic, it is not suitable to do leisure travel at this point in time,” Remulla said.
Last Monday, Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield Commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said non-Cavite residents are prohibited from going to Tagaytay without travel authority.
“While it is true na ‘yung Tagaytay, dineclare ng LGU nila na hindi na kailangan ‘yung travel pass pagpasok du’n, ‘yun po ‘yung manggagaling ng Cavite,” Eleazar clarified in the Laging Handa public briefing.
Remulla issued the warning after this city experienced a spike in arrivals of tourists including bikers over the weekend following the easing of travel restrictions when Cavite province was downgraded to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
Heavy traffic was also experienced in this city during the weekend.
It was learned that some bikers love to explore the Kaybiang Tunnel linking Ternate, Cavite to Nasugbu in Batangas.