Despite the increasing confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, organizers of the Aurora 2020 Food and Music Festival will hold the two-day revelry inside the Clark Freeport Zone.
The Aurora 2020 Food and Music Festival will be held on March 13, 14, 2020 at the sprawling Clark Global City amid growing concerns on the coronavirus.
The Clark Development Corporation reportedly allowed the two-day event to continue amid the COVID-19 threat.
The event will feature a hot air balloon display and night glow.
The annual Hot Air Balloon Festival inside the Clark freeport was a no-show for this year. The annual spectacle organize by pilot Joy Roa of the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival Foundation is usually held every February of the year.
The absence of the annual hot air balloon fest last February was timely as confirmed cases of the coronavirus were reportedly increasing in China while confirmed cases were also reported in other countries such as Italy, Iran and elsewhere.
There are now 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines.
The COVID-19 had been making major disruptions all over the world affecting world economies as countries continuously cancel events to avoid further transmissions.
Earlier, Mabalacat City held the Caragan Festival with thousands of students having participated in the annual dancing event.
Meanwhile, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda had proposed a one-week lockdown of the National Capital Region. Under this proposal, school classes and work in both private and government will be suspended. Domestic flights and public transport to and from Manila will also be suspended as both NLEX and SLEX will be closed for a week.