Liquor Ban and Curfew Hours Adjusted in Cebu City Following Rise of COVID-19 Cases
Cebu City has imposes a liquor ban and adjusted the curfew hours following the increase of COVID-19 cases.
Acting Mayor Michael Rama releases Executive Order No. 136 announcing the liquor ban in Cebu City for one month starting July 25. The liquor ban takes effect in all public places except for hotels, resorts and other accommodation establishments.
Any persons including owners and managers of business establishments such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, convenience stores, sari-sari stores and other establishments. Violators would face corresponding sanctions and penalties.
The curfew hours in the city would start from 10:00 pm until 4:00 am, which is earlier than the previous curfew 11:00 pm. However, the EO provides exemptions to selected people during the curfew hours.
Here is the list of personnel exempted from the curfew:
- Authorized persons outside of residence (APORs)
- Workers in business process outsourcing companies
- Industry workers involved in food and essential deliveries
- Health workers
- Government employees providing frontline and emergency services
The measure has been implemented due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 in Cebu City, which is under modified general community quarantine until the end of July.
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