As a response to the surge of new COVID-19 cases recorded in the city this week, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella announced today that the city will re-implement the strict border control and Quarantine Pass (Q-Pass) coding starting Monday, November 16 at 5:01AM.
Only the following people are allowed to cross the border:
- Legitimate concerns
- Living and working in Cebu City
- Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR)
Mayor Labella assured that the Cebu City is still placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) but these restrictions will be revived to prevent the surge of COVID-19 cases in the city.
“Dili na kita buot nga mobalik sa enhanced community quarantine mao kinahanglan nga magmatngon gihapon kita samtang anaa pa ang virus.Importanti alang kanako nga luwas ang tanan batok COVID-19 mao nga akong gihangyo ang tanan nga tabangan ang City Government pinaagi sa pag-cooperate.”— Mayor Edgar Labella
On November 14, the whole island of Cebu — Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, and the Cebu Province — recorded 158 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 6 new recoveries, and no new deaths. This brings Cebu’s total confirmed cases to 22,127, while the active cases have jumped to 730 (from 577).
Executive Order No. 105:
The City Government will continue to require only a valid ID and certificate of employment from those who work in Cebu City but live in other areas of Cebu.
The city will also honor the travel clearances of people outside Cebu arriving in the city before the effectivity on November 20, 2020 of EO 105 with its corresponding amendments.