Cebu province and Cebu City under enhanced community quarantine
The province of Cebu shall be under enhanced community quarantine following Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s Executive Order 5-N. Under the enhanced community quarantine, international passengers shall not be allowed entry to the province, while outbound passengers may still exit and movement of cargoes shall still be allowed. The order will take effect on 12:01 AM on March 27, 2020. The Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines will assist in implementing the EO . During an emergency meeting on March 26, the province was also placed under a state of emergency.
Meanwhile, Cebu City is now under enhanced general community quarantine as well . The enhanced quarantine will take effect on noon of March 28, 2020 and will lapse on noon of April 28, 2020. Under an enhanced general community quarantine, people are strictly required to stay at home, public transportation is suspended, provision for food and “essential health services” is regulated, and armed personnel are more visible to enforce measures.
Illegally-parked vehicles hinder road clearing
Even as many barangay roads were cleared, Mandaue City Legal Enforcement Unit (MCLEU) Edwin Anthony Jumao-as said illegally-parked vehicles continue to be a big problem. He said car owners have continued parking on the sides of roads. Moreover, it will also take time to remove store encroachments on the roads. He clarified that barangays can still celebrate fiestas or hold wakes as long as they only use the sidewalk or one road lane for nine days. While the MCLEU is focusing on clearing barangay roads, they are also monitoring city and national roads .