Curfew policy to be strictly implemented in Cebu City over Covid-19

THE Cebu City Government will strictly implement Saturday evening, March 14, 2020, the curfew policy of the city in view of the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the country.

Mayor Edgardo Labella made the announcement Saturday and will take effect on the same day.

In a Facebook post of the City Public Information Office (PIO), City Ordinance 1786 or the Curfew Ordinance of the City will be strictly implemented.

The ordinance prohibits minors from loitering or staying outside their houses from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

PIO head Razel Cuizon said the instruction was already sent to Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) officer-in-charge Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano for the implementation.

Cuizon added the measure was made after the City declared the suspension of classes in all levels, both public and private, to make sure children are staying inside their respective houses.

“This is a way so the children will not loiter around after we declared the suspension of classes,” Cuizon said.

She also urged residents in the city to bring their identification cards to allow the police and barangay tanods to be guided in checking them. (JJL)