Amidst shutting down the seaports in Cebu City for passenger vessels due to COVID-19 pandemic, boat trips from Camotes and Bantayan are still on-going with its operations.
During the press conference of Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on March 17, she clarified that only the passengers from other provinces are banned from entering Cebu.
“Ang atong kaugalingong island-municipalities or island-barangays are not covered kay Cebu man, para man ni pagprotehir sa mga Sugboanon,”– Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia
“Ang Bantayan, ang Camotes, even trips from Pilar to Poro or Tudela, dili na covered. Ang Malapascua, Carnaza, Duong ug uban pa nga mga isla, dili na apil.”
“Apan kon gikan na’s Leyte, covered na na,”, she added.
However, though passengers from its neighboring provinces are restricted to enter Cebu, cargoes carrying goods shall continue given that they pass the sanitary measures.
Regardless of not banning these operations, may we all be reminded of our daily task, to keep ourselves safe from this pandemic. Traveling can wait, so it is still safer to stay indoors unless necessary.
As the threat of the Coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 rises every day, the Cebu province has taken a proactive approach and is pulling all stops in protecting the island. Here’s everything you need to know about COVID-19 and its symptoms: https://sugbo.ph/2020/corona-virus-in-cebu/
With this, an Executive Order was issued for the implementation of the drastic but necessary measures to avoid the spread of the virus. For more information, head on to: https://sugbo.ph/2020/cebu-implements-drastic-measures/
If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention, call the local Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice: 0922-397-2334 / 0943-568-3298 / (032) 402-3091 / (032) 402-1269.