With the city’s increasing number of individuals found positive of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella has decided to extend the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Cebu City until May 15, 2020.
This is also based on the recommendations of the health experts in the city as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise due to the city’s continued efforts in targeted mass testing of residents in the barangays where there are confirmed cases.
As per Mayor Labella, he will issue the executive order of the ECQ extension anytime next week. He also noted, his team will continue to closely monitor the city’s situation and should there be a significant decrease on the cases, he can and will immediately lift the ECQ.
As of April 22, 2020, the entire Cebu now has a total of 341 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 21 recoveries and 8 deaths. Cebu City alone has a total of 311 confirmed cases.
The Cebu City Government appeals to everyone to fully cooperate and religiously follower the city-mandated protocols and safety measures as we continue to fight the invisible enemy.
We are all advised to continue to Stay At Home, practice good hygiene, and follow the authorities.
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/
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.