Baguio's Camp John Hay to reopen to city residents for leisure visit Tuesday


Posted at Jun 28 2020 01:32 PM | Updated as of Jun 28 2020 03:45 PM

John Hay Management Corporation in agreement with the City of Baguio is scheduled to reopen some of its facilities to the public starting June 30 2020. Jun Leprozo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Some areas of Camp John Hay in Baguio will be opened for leisure visit to residents of the city beginning Tuesday, the local government's public information office said Sunday.

Visitors must wear face masks and observe physical distancing when they go around the camp's Manor children's playground, Ayala open field, and Yellow and Eco-Trail, according to the PIO.

These areas will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, for persons aged 21 to 59, and every Sunday for those below 29 and senior citizens.

The camp's main road may be used for jogging but not for biking, while Scout Hill's picnic area will remain closed, the PIO said.

The mountain city in the north, which draws some 500,000 tourists during peak season, might re-open to tourists in September, Mayor Benjamin Magalong earlier said.

The interior and local government department had praised the city for its "aggressive" contact tracing measures.

As of 4 p.m. of June 27, Baguio City has logged 46 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which, 37 have recovered while 2 succumbed to the disease.