Tagaytay orders hotels, restaurants closed every Monday for disinfection

The local government of Tagaytay has ordered restaurants and other establishments closed every Monday for disinfection, according to an executive order issued by Mayor Agnes Tolentino.

Starting Monday, October 5, the city government is requiring the weekly closure and disinfection of all hotels, standalone restaurants and fast-food chains, restaurants and fast-food chains within malls, food stalls on the second floor of Mahogany Market, amusement and theme parks, and souvenir shops.

Services for all existing guests of hotels, such as for food and housekeeping, however, are allowed.

Offices and agencies in the area that operate from Mondays to Fridays are required to conduct disinfection on weekends.

Establishments caught violating the order will be punished with one-week temporary closure for first offense, and one-month closure for second offense. 

The order was done to keep surroundings clean and to avoid spreading COVID-19 in the area.

Tagaytay has a total of 141 total COVID-19 cases as of Sunday, October 4. Of this number, 116 have recovered, 22 remain active cases, 3 have died. – Rappler.com