THE Cebu Provincial Government is now allowing the public to swim in waterfalls as more tourism destinations in Cebu Province open up amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed Executive Order (EO) 13 that allows waterfalls activities, such as swimming and sightseeing.
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According to a Sugbo News broadcast report on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the EO said that local government units (LGUs) planning to open up their waterfalls as tourism destinations must observe health protocols, such as:
• Life vests and other equipment used during the activity should be regularly sterilized with ultraviolet germicidal light, with strict observance of the instructions on proper handling and use of the device.
• Only 50 percent of the maximum carrying capacity of the area will be used.
• Selling of food and smoking within the vicinity of the waterfalls are strictly prohibited.
• One day a week should be set aside for the clean-up and maintenance of the waterfalls.
“We have defined health protocols for these waterfall activities. It’s just that I still haven’t found the time to open each and every waterfall in Cebu Province, but the LGUs may open at their discretion,” said Garcia. (NRC)