Cebu City remains under the state of ECQ pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 37

The City of Cebu will still be under the state of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) effective until May 31, 2020, Sunday pursuant to Resolution No. 37, Series of 2020 issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). In contrary to the Executive Order No. 077, also known as “An Order Declaring the City of Cebu under the State of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) and providing Guidelines thereof”, issued by Hon. Mayor Edgardo Labella, the Executive Order was revoked to give way to the IATF recommendation; supposedly will take effect today, May 16, 2020.

Cebu City remains under the state of ECQ pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 37 | Cebu Finest

Cebu City remains under the state of ECQ pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 37

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“Because of the IAFT resolution last night, giving due course to our request for reconsideration, we revoke Executive Order 77 to pave the way for the reclassification from Modified [Enhanced Community] Quarantine to Enhanced Community Quarantine,” Mayor Labella said during a live stream press conference posted earlier today, May 16, 2020, at the Cebu City Public Information Office Facebook Page.

The National IATF-EID declared Cebu City and Mandaue City at “high-risk”, elevating the status of Cebu City’s community quarantine status from Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) pursuant to Executive Order No. 077 to Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). All executive orders pertaining to the ECQ in Cebu City and Mandaue City shall remain in full force and effect until May 31, 2020.

Cebu City remains under the state of ECQ pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 37 | Cebu Finest
Mayor Edgardo Labella during the press conference live stream on Cebu City PIO Facebook Page

IATF: Resolution No. 37, Series of 2020

In Resolution No. 37 of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases issued May 15, Cebu City and Mandaue City were placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until May 31.

The task force also added new places to the list of areas under modified ECQ. Other than Metro Manila and Laguna, which were earlier announced to be areas under the modified lockdown, “transitioning high-risk” areas in Central Luzon were added.

These are the following:

  • Bataan
  • Bulacan
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Pampanga
  • Zambales
  • Angeles City

The cities of Cebu and Mandaue have been holding an extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) on May 31. This is after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the recommendation on the ongoing increase in COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, the province of Cebu and the city of Lapu-Lapu will be lowered to the General Community Quarantine.

Cebu City remains under the state of ECQ pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 37 | Cebu Finest

COVID-19 24/7 Hotlines (Central Visayas)

Department of Health Central Visayas Center for Health Development Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU)
0922-397-2334 / (032) 402-3091

Health Emergency Management Services (HEMS)
0943-568-3298 / 0945-157-6004 / (032) 402-1269

Provincial Government of Cebu Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO)
(032) 888-2329 local 1271 and 1272

Other questions relating to travel bans, curfew, and LGUs Executive Orders:

Cebu Province Public Information Office
(032) 888-2329 local 3011 and 3013

Cebu City Public Information Office
(032) 254-8632 / (032) 411-0132

Mandaue City Public Information Office
(032) 230-4500 local 1082

Lapu-Lapu City Public Information Office
(032) 260-4942

To report overpricing, hoarding, please contact the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Hotline:

DTI Cebu Province
(032) 255-6971 / (032) 255-2165 / (032) 255-3926

DTI Regional Office
(032) 255 0036 / (032) 255-0037

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The extended Enhanced Community Quarantine in Cebu City will take effect until May 31, 2020, Sunday. For more details, please contact the Cebu City Public Information Office at (032) 254-8632 / (032) 411-0132, or you can visit their official Facebook Page.

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