This Beach in Quezon Is Temporarily Closed for Two Weeks

In case you have plans to go on a beach trip.

(SPOT.ph) Cagbalete Island in Mauban, Quezon is famous for its powdery white one-mile sandbar that appears during low tide. It's also a huge plus that this tropical paradise is less than four hours away from Manila, making it a favorite weekend destination for urban dwellers. But the recent threat of COVID-19 pushed the Mauban municipal government to order a two-week closure of Cagbalete Island and other nearby tourist sites.

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In a memorandum signed by acting municipal mayor Marivel M. Trinidad and released on March 9, Cagbalete Island and other tourist sites is closed to both domestic and foreign tourists from March 10 to 23. "The two-week period will help health personnel and other concerned agencies to monitor and assess local situation and will give time to prepare for a long-term plan to protect the municipality and its people from the national threat," the document explained.

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