EVEN if Cebu City has allowed more businesses to open under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) extension till May 31, 2020, workers of some of those businesses who live outside the city are still not allowed to enter Cebu City.
Residents of Cebu City also cannot go to their places of work in Lapu-Lapu City, even if Lapu-Lapu is now under general community quarantine (GCQ) because they are not allowed to exit Cebu City if they do not fall under the classification of essential workers and other exempted personnel listed by Cebu City.
While Lapu-Lapu City allows non-residents working in an establishment in the city authorized to operate during its GCQ to enter from an ECQ area, on presentation of required documents, Cebu City limits the types of persons allowed to exit Cebu City.
Mandaue City, which is also under ECQ like Cebu City, has more liberal policies, allowing Mandaue residents to exit the city to go to work in GCQ areas, subject to the border protocols of the receiving towns and cities.
Workers from GCQ areas may also enter Mandaue City to render work allowed in the city, subject to reentry protocols of their point-of-origin GCQ area.
Meanwhile, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said only workers of essential establishments are allowed to exit and enter the city as mandated in Executive Order (EO) 78, which he signed on May 16.
“We have a list in our EO. We have to strictly follow that because we’re still under ECQ,” said Labella.
For a complete list of people allowed to enter and exit Cebu City, refer to publication material.
EO 78, which placed the entire city under ECQ until May 31, 2020, allows some establishments to operate. These are industries classified under category 1: