Mayor Frasco sets early curfew to slow spread of Covid-19 in Liloan

STARTING on Thursday, June 25, 2020, an early curfew will be implemented in the town of Liloan, northern Cebu.

The curfew starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 5 a.m. every day.

This was one of the new orders of Liloan Mayor Ma. Esperanza Christina C. Frasco to help slow down the spread of Covid-19 cases in the town.

“We have decided to impose these stricter measures now in order to prevent the current situation from getting worse, and hopefully, to reduce the risk of having more positive cases,” said Frasco.

On June 23, Frasco issued Executive Order No. 2020-11, which states what her constituents can do and can’t, and this includes the curfew.

The new order states that all private and public markets should close at 6 p.m., while other establishments should close at 7 p.m.

Going to the beach is also limited, only from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Liloan residents can exercise in public places from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents who engage in these activities must carry their quarantine passes.

Even if Liloan is under general community quarantine (GCQ) status, mass gathering is still prohibited. Violators will be arrested and charged.

“Barangay captains are also directed to impose mandatory eight-hour community quarantine for violators which shall include activities such as making of hand sanitizer and disinfectants, making of personal protective equipment, planting of vegetable seedlings, disinfection and cleaning of streets, beaches, canals and other waterways,” said Frasco.

To prevent the virus from spreading, any individual coming from or going to Cebu City shall not be allowed in Liloan unless the individual is one of the essential workers.

Essential workers in Cebu City must change their attire before they can enter Liloan. They are also not allowed to roam in the town, and their route must be from home to workplace, and vice versa.

Liloan has 34 Covid-19 cases, of which 26 are active cases.

Also on June 23, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia issued Executive Order 17-H, which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 26.

The order canceled EO 17-D, which the governor had issued last June 3 to ease border restrictions relative to the entry of workers in permitted establishments in Cebu City during GCQ.

From June 1 to June 15, Cebu City was placed on GCQ status. Cebu City has been reverted back to ECQ since June 16.

EO 17-H bans inessential workers from Cebu City from entering Cebu Province. The borders of Cebu Province and Cebu City as defined in the EO are Mandaue City to the north, Talisay City to the south and Balamban to the west. (ANV, MMC)