Breaking Cebu City News! Mayor of Cebu City Edgardo Labella will extend the Enhanced Community Quarantine and LOCKDOWN
Statement of, Mayor Edgardo Labella
In light of the increasing number of individuals found positive of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and based on the recommendations of our health experts in the city, I have decided to extend the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) being implemented in the entire city until May 15, 2020.
There is a need to extend our ECQ in Cebu City as COVID-19 cases continue to rise due to the fact that we have been doing targeted, massive testing of residents in the barangays, where there are positive cases.
However, we will continue to assess the situation and once there is a significant decrease in our recorded cases, we can immediately lift the ECQ.
I will be issuing an executive order next week on the extension of the ECQ from April 28, 2020 to May 15, 2020.
We have been hoping for the best, but at the same time, expecting the worst that could happen in order for us to be prepared in addressing this pandemic.
I understand that the increasing numbers being reported is a cause of concern and worry for all of us.
However, what the City Government needs right now is the full cooperation of everyone as we continue to fight this invisible enemy.
I am again appealing to each and everyone to religiously follow all our City Government-mandated protocol and safety measures against COVID-19.