Cebu City shifts to GCQ until August 15
Workers can now report back to their offices and non-essential purposes are now allowed in public after President Rodrigo Duterte put the City of Cebu under general community quarantine (GCQ) from August 1 to 15, 2020. Following the order, public transportation is finally allowed to operate given that 50% capacity and strict physical distancing measures are observed. Non-workers are still required to show their quarantine passes and the QR coding is still in effect. Vehicle number coding is also suspended in Cebu City and the entire Cebu province except in Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu City . Meanwhile, the province of Cebu is under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
Category 4 establishments reopen under GCQ
Now that the province is under GCQ, the reopening of Category 4 establishments in Mandaue City was approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) effective August 1, 2020. Establishments under the category are gyms, sports facilities, amusement industries, personal care services, tourism destinations, travel tours, museums, and libraries. Mandaue City Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) Head Lizer Malate said that these establishments must operate at 30 percent capacity. Meanwhile for hotels, resorts, and restaurants, 50 percent capacity is allowed .