How Baguio city responds to increasing number of COVID-19
As of March 25, 2020, there are already 7 cases of COVID19 in the city of Baguio.
Confirmed COVID-19 positive: 3 people
Death: 1 person
Presumptive: 3 people (those who are positive to initial tests but not yet confirmed)
TOTAL: 7 people
(PUI) Patient under investigation (Home Isolation): 259 people
PUI (Admitted): 21 people
PUM (Under 14-day quarantine): 1,847 people
PUM (Completed 14-day quarantine): 425 people
Source: Baguio City Health Services Office
Because of that, the city government have already heightened the community quarantine measures in the city. Non-Baguio residents are still not allowed to enter the city and the residents are advised to stay in their respective houses.
the residents of the City are praised for being obedient. Photos below are taken on March 24, 2020 showing how streets are empty and people strictly follow the ordinance
Because of the increasing numbers of PUIs, a NO MASK NO ENTRY policy has also been implemented, social distancing is being strictly observed in all establishments, and a schedule for the procurement of basic needs will be strictly implemented in the different city districts starting today (March 25) to further control the number of people that are out and about.
As for the public transportation, all mass public transport facilities and systems still remain suspended except for the special taxi service that was established to cater to those people needing emergency medical care, PUJs that are being deployed as mode of transport for people going to the market and work, and motorcycles and bicycles with no "ANGKAS".
Sanitation tents are also being currently set up to be placed in different hospitals and health facilities and government offices in the city which aims to disinfect persons especially health workers, front liners and employees leaving the health facility.
This will be all for now. I will give updates regarding the Covid19 situation in Baguio city from time to time. I know that this is one, if not the most challenging time in our history but I also believe that this too shall pass and that we will all come out of this with braver hearts and stronger faith. As for now, let us keep ourselves informed, let us cooperate with our local government, let us stay home, keep ourselves healthy and make use of this unexpected time to bond with our loved ones and learn a new skill.
Novel Coronavirus started in December 2019 that had spread around mainland China. It now affected the whole world, with 339,182 cases and 14,703 deaths. The latest news regarding COVID-19 in the country involves 4 patients in Baguio City, wherein 1 person has died. Further investigations are needed to confirm the real cause of the death of this individual.
The only confirmed case in Cordillera is the 39-year old Seaman from Abra Province. Others still need to undergo tests for confirmation. However, the government urged the Baguio doctors to do some measures to track down the infected patients, PUIs, and including those whom they interacted with.
As of now, Baguio enforces the curfew for minors starting from 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM.
According to Mayor of Baguio, Sir Benjamin Magalong, the doctors must do contact-tracing once they receive a red flag. He added, it takes 8-10 days to trace whether the tested persons are infected or not. That’s why precautions are needed.
The Mayor added, the deceased allegedly due to COVID-19 attended a gathering before death. Despite being ill, he resumed working while having contact with his co-employees. Moreover, some of them had transactions with two city officials. Those who have contracted with the deceased had undergone with 14-day quarantine.
DOH system work with the contact-tracing protocol only after the test confirmation. Magalong contradicts with the system, in which he pointed out. He said, “We need to be aggressive. If we have a red flag, we have to move quickly. Every day counts. Every hour matters.”
These facts were announced to Baguio City residents for public awareness. It will help them to start safety measures before the spreading of the virus. The city’s government advised people about good health and proper hygiene practices to strengthen the immune system and avoid coronavirus.
The city police director, Police Colonel Allen Rae Co, said that a lot of locals do not follow precautionary measures since they do not take the danger very seriously. According to the sources, there are still people roaming around and eating their meals from fast-food restaurants despite the Mayor’s announcement to the public.
The Mayor added, “Heeding the rules and staying indoors means you’re saving a life.” He also stressed that he didn’t want to cause panic or to escalate the quarantine, but according to him, the best way to contain the virus is through social distancing and community quarantine.
As the COVID-19 surge around the country, Baguio City began to do some emergency measured in case infected patients occur. The inactive facility, Sto. Nino Hospital is the first prospect as the containment facility.
Moreover, other hotel owners, such as the owner of Lindi Hotel, offered to host isolation rooms for PUIs and confirmed COVID-19 patients.
It is comforting to hear that a lot of Filipino want to help one another to fight COVID-19. The only important thing to do is to follow and be subjective to local authorities to avoid the spreading of the virus.
Choosing the right Real estate agent is crucial in your real estate purchase
Availing one of Baguio City’s real estate properties can be your significant investment. That place is the summer capital of the Philippines with millions of visitors every year. A lot of travelers looking for an affordable condo in Baguio during their trip. Now is the best time to put your money into something valuable with higher profit.
However, it’s challenging to find a trustworthy real estate agent in Baguio nowadays. That’s why in this article, we will provide the lists of ways on how to spot reliable ones that will help you to find the best real estate property.
Through an online search, you can also see some of the detailed information that you need in looking for a house and lot in Baguio.
Make sure to ask a lot of questions. It is best to write a list of queries beforehand. You might want to know about the person’s status for being a real estate agent.
Some of the factors you need to consider are:
Another thing is about the response rate to phone calls and emails. The responsiveness will help you to sort out relevant details about the house and lot in Baguio that you are going to buy.
After checking all the facts and the checklist of a reliable real estate agent, you can ask for the most affordable condo in Baguio with the best location. Make sure to give your time to the agent if necessary, to clear things out. Having this checklist will help you to become wiser with your decision.
Baguio as one of the best for real estate investments
Baguio City is one of the best tourist spots in the Philippines, with hundreds and thousands of travelers all over the world. So, if you have the means to start a business in this summer capital of the country, you better grab the opportunity. As tourism grows, more entrepreneurs get the idea of investing in this area.
Real estate investment means you are matured enough to take more enormous responsibilities in the future. You’ll find several house and lots in Baguio City, where you can take as business opportunities.
What are the other reasons for real estate investing in Baguio City?
Truth be told, these 5 reasons are not enough to express the business potential in Baguio City. Once you see the real estate properties yourself, you will see better returns in a short period of time. Buying a condo in Baguio for sale could be the best investment you could ever make. Yes, living in Manila has a lot of perks, but if you want to experience a new horizon, Baguio City is one of the most ideal places to live in.