THE Cebu City Government has implemented new curfew hours starting Thursday dawn, December 2, 2021.

Unlike the previous curfew hours that started at 11:30 p.m., it will now start at 12 midnight and run till 3 a.m. for adults, and run from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. for minors, according to a new directive issued by Mayor Michael Rama.

Authorized persons outside of residence or Apor are excluded from the curfew as long as they comply with the minimum health standards.

Those aged 12 years old and below and people 65 and above have also been ordered to stay at home to avoid another surge of the Covid-19.

Police in the city vowed to strictly enforce Rama’s directive including the mayor’s order to bar unvaccinated individuals from entering all establishments beginning January 1, 2022.

To enter establishments in Cebu City, whether public or private, a vaccination card will have to be presented as proof of vaccination.

“So starting January 1, 2022, whether it is public or private institutions, they will only cater to fully vaccinated clients. So if you are not fully vaccinated, you can no longer avail of the services or transact business in government or private institutions,” said Police Lt. Col. Wilbert Parilla, deputy city director for operations of the Cebu City Police Office, in a mix of English and Cebuano.

Parilla said drinking in public places is still strictly prohibited, except in places that have met the requirements of the Cebu City Government.

Police called on establishments such as restobars and restaurants to strictly abide by Rama’s order by asking for Covid-19 vaccination cards from their customers before taking their orders starting January 1, 2022.

Those caught violating this directive will be reported to Cebu City Hall for the imposition of appropriate penalties, Parilla said.

Meanwhile, the Cebu City Government has urged those aged 12 and above to get vaccinated before the end of 2021 for the city to achieve its 70 percent target herd immunity.