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10 hours ago, Jack Peterson said:

What can I say?

All we can do is look for the silver lining :thumbsup:

 

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Wont be many out shopping in Lupu Lupu. 

In Lapu-Lapu City, only fully vaccinated persons can enter malls, department stores, convenience stores and public markets.

Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan issued an EO on Monday, imposing stricter measures to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases in the city.

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July 26, 2021
THE Cebu City Government has reimposed the liquor ban and extended curfew hours starting Sunday, July 25, 2021, due to the steady increase in the number of positive coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases.

Executive Order 136, Series of 2021 signed by Acting Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama states that the liquor ban will last for a month.

The order prohibits any person, including owners and managers of hotels, resorts, restaurants, convenience stores, sari-sari stores and other establishments, from serving intoxicating liquor in any public place within the city.

However, hotels, resorts and other accommodation establishments are allowed to serve liquor only for their in-house guests under guidelines of the Department of Tourism and Department of Trade and Industry.

Curfew hours in Cebu City will now start at 10 p.m. instead of 11 p.m. and last until 4 a.m. This applies to all persons and business establishments authorized to operate.

Authorized persons outside of residence, business process outsourcing employees, industries such as food and essential deliveries allowed to operate within curfew hours, health workers and government agencies providing emergency services are exempted from the curfew.

Rama also mandated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Business Permit and Licensing Office, Philippine National Police, Cebu City Police Office, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Cebu City Prevention Restoration Beautification and Enhancement team to implement the order.

The EOC earlier proposed implementing stricter measures in the city to curb the rise in Covid-19 cases.

Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Felix Taguiam, in a separate interview, said they support the return of the liquor ban and the adjustment of curfew hours.

Taguiam said the public has become complacent by not following minimum public health standards.

“I will support more strict enforcement with the marshals to implement the curfew. We have been doing good, but people are getting complacent,” he said.

He said the City should learn from past mistakes.

“What we are asking is just super strict compliance. Not closure (of businesses). Let’s just tell the public, at this time, we just need cooperation,” he said.

According to the Department of Health 7 case bulletin, Cebu City has 2,085 active Covid-19 cases, as of Sunday, July 25.


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In Lapu-Lapu City, only fully vaccinated persons can enter malls, department stores, convenience stores and public markets.

Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan issued an EO on Monday, imposing stricter measures to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases in the city.

Based on his order, which will end on Aug. 25, all forms of sports, contact and non-contact, as well as mass gatherings like zumba, group exercises, fiestas, general assemblies, work-related conferences, trainings and other activities that attract a lot of people are not allowed.

Residents can only leave their homes for work and other activities allowed under a modified general community quarantine status.

Not included in the ban are birthday parties, weddings and baptisms. However, participants must follow minimum health standards like wear masks and observe social distancing. Venues can only operate on a 50-percent capacity. Residents must also strictly follow the curfew, which starts at 11 p.m. and ends at 5 a.m. Drinking in public is also prohibited.

Wakes can still be held but only for a maximum of three days and attendees must follow the curfew.

Hotels and resorts can still serve liquor to guests but this must be consumed inside premises.

Public or private videokes and karaokes are strictly prohibited, but videoke and karaoke bars are allowed to operate as long as they only serve food to customers.

The City Government also urged locators at the Mactan Economic Zones to provide free shuttle services for their workers.

Restaurants and eateries can remain open but they must operate on 50-percent capacity.

Take-out orders, especially during the curfew, must be contact-less.

Police in the city, force multipliers in the barangays and personnel of the City Traffic Management System have been ordered to arrest violators.

The Business Permit Licensing Office will inspect establishments to ensure they comply with the provisions of the EO.

Violators will be slapped with the appropriate penalties and sanctions. (JGS, JOB, MVE, GCM / PJB)

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1902050/Cebu/Local-News/Cebu-City-bans-serving-of-liquor-adjusts-curfew-to-start-at-10-pm-Lapu-Lapu-City-bars-entry-of-unvaxxed-to-markets-stores-malls

 

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1 hour ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

only fully vaccinated persons can enter malls,

:nudie:Forgery will be the biggest growth industry in the city :hystery:

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2 hours ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

In Lapu-Lapu City, only fully vaccinated persons can enter malls, department stores, convenience stores and public markets.

If the news reports are correct, between five and six percent of the population has been fully vaccinated.   The vast majority of these people are seniors and front line medical people.  How would they even open the malls and department stores, etc.  I did not see security guards, retail clerks, cashiers, stock workers, office staff, etc. as being in Group A2 for the vaccine.  Under this proposal how can they even open the malls and stores.  And even if they could open them, who could go?  Seniors are supposed to stay home and according to reports medical staff is overworked and completely exhausted.   I can understand some action to try and mitigate the spread, but either I am missing something or this part of the program makes zero sense.

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19 minutes ago, Mike J said:

If the news reports are correct, between five and six percent of the population has been fully vaccinated.   The vast majority of these people are seniors and front line medical people.  How would they even open the malls and department stores, etc. 

Most countries who are talking about restricting access for the unvaccinated have high vaccination rates, upwards of 60% double vaccinated and often past 80% single vaccinated.

 

It's more fun in the Philippines :whistling:

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3 minutes ago, GeoffH said:

Most countries who are talking about restricting access for the unvaccinated have high vaccination rates, upwards of 60% double vaccinated and often past 80% single vaccinated.

 

It's more fun in the Philippines :whistling:

Side effect of covid is "loss of smell".  Perhaps a side effect of the vaccine given to government employees is "loss of common sense"?

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On 7/23/2021 at 10:28 AM, Jack D said:

You guys are all getting great benefits for being jabbed compared to what I'm getting in the States. All that I ever got was one Krispy Kreme donut just for showing my vaccine card.

But if truth be told, I would get jabbed as many times as necessary without being paid off with money, food, or anything else.

The ignorant folks around the world who are afraid of vaccines will eventually die off when they catch Covid and Covid-related illnesses, and then we'll have a larger percentage of intelligent people living on our planet.

What's wrong with that?

Just my thoughts.

Never change. Some people might say this post is unworthy of you but I think it shows who you really are.

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I’ll probably never change, since I always believe in the common good of all people rather than the selfish beliefs of ignorant people that adversely affect the health of the rest of us.

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On 7/27/2021 at 6:39 AM, Mike J said:

I can understand some action to try and mitigate the spread, but either I am missing something or this part of the program makes zero sense.

I believe it was said to scare people into getting vaccinated. That mayor also changed the date of when this was supposed to come in effect. Meanwhile acting Cebu city mayor said he wont do that but a large amount of people who were not pre registered turned up at vax centers hoping to get a jab and most were food delivery drives worried they wont be able to get into a mall for pick up.

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My ex was due to visit from Cebu and yesterday her flights were cancelled for the 15th of August, changed to the 22nd of August. She messaged last night to say the area she is from Alcantra is going to stop non vaccinated people going out. 

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