Cebu City has been placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) on July 31, but border controls will still continue.
Since Cebu Province is under Modified GCQ status, the strict border control will still be implemented, according to Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia.
Garcia emphasized how needed the gradual transition for border controls is. According to her, this will ensure that there will be no spike in the COVID-19 cases in the Province.
“Di man ta pareha gihapon og classification kay kung ma-GCQ ang Cebu City, MGCQ man ang Province. So, we’d rather nga hinay-hinay sa ta kay nakahinumdom mo adtong na GCQ ang Province, GCQ ang Cebu City, unya atong giablihan ang borders nato, diha ni-shoot up ang atong (Covid-19) positives,”– Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia
As the Province will re-open its tourism activities, checkpoints of the Philippine National Police (PNP) continue.
Checkpoints in the barangays will also remain in effect. The entrances in Bulacao and Talisay City will remain closed, leaving the Talisay City border in the South Road Properties (SRP) the only entrance towards the southern part of Cebu Province.