Two Mactan bridges to close starting on April 20

The threat of the increasing number of confirmed cases of the novel corona virus in Cebu have prompted the leaders of the three main cities of Cebu — Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City — to take drastic measures.

Starting on April 20, 2020, the two bridges connecting the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue will be closed.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that individuals will not be allowed to use the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge (old bridge) and the Marcelo Fernan Bridge (new bridge) until further notice.

This means that working situations will be adjusted. People should live in the city where they work.

“Nauyonan sa tulo ka syudad, ang Cebu, Mandaue ug Lapu-Lapu, nga kung asa ka nagtrabaho, kinahanglan nga didto pod ka magpuyo. Kung ikaw taga-Lapu-Lapu unya sa Mandaue ka nagtrabaho, kinahanglan nga mohatag ang inyung kompanya og kapuy-an. Ang kompanya maoy moshoulder sa gasto. Mao usab ang sitwasyon kung nagpuyo ka sa laing lugar unya sa Lapu-Lapu ka nagtrabaho,”

– Mayor Chan


  • Personnel bringing essential goods to the city
  • Frontliners
  • Emergency situations
  • Needs to undergo medical treatment.

Meanwhile, the three cities have also implemented a vehicle coding scheme that’s also effective starting on April 20, 2020.

Mon, Wed, FriTue, Thu, SatSun
Cebu CityEnding in:
1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (ODD)
Ending in:
2, 4, 6, 8, 0 (EVEN)
No Vehicles & Motorcycles Allowed
Mandaue CityEnding in:
1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (ODD)
Ending in:
2, 4, 6, 8, 0 (EVEN)
12:00AM-11:59AM (ODD)
12:00NN-11:59PM (EVEN)
Lapu-Lapu CityEnding in:
1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (ODD)
Ending in:
2, 4, 6, 8, 0 (EVEN)
5:01AM-11:59AM (ODD)
12:00NN-9:59PM (EVEN)

NOTE: Numbers above refer to the last number of the vehicle’s plate number.

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Marel Baluyos
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Chemical Engineer / Associate Editor | Bantayan Island, Cebu

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