MANILA – The Province of Cebu will be put under “Increased Quarantine in the Community” starting March 27, Friday, to curb the spread of 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
In a regulation signed on Wednesday, the governor of Cebu, Gwendolyn Garcia, ordered that travelers on international flights be denied entry to the province starting at 12:01 p.m. on Friday.
However, outgoing travelers may leave Cebu.
It is not clear whether returning residents are allowed to enter the province or not.
In the meantime, freight traffic inside and outside the province is not restricted.
“Basic and essential goods and other necessities should take precedence over other goods,” says the implementing regulation.
Police, military and other security personnel will enforce the measure.
Last week, the province of Cebu registered its first confirmed COVID-19 case in Mandaue City.
As of Wednesday, the Philippines had registered 636 COVID-19 cases, including 38 deaths and 26 restores.
Due to the growing number of COVID-19 infections, the north island of Luzon was previously quarantined to combat the spread of the disease.– Report by Jude Torres, ABS-CBN News
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