June 25, 2024

セブ市 酒類禁止令再び発動








Cebu City orders total liquor ban anew due to rising COVID-19 cases

CEBU CITY — Mayor Edgardo Labella on Tuesday said the local government would reimplement a liquor ban in the city due to the rising number of COVID-19 infections.

Despite the city being placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), the lowest of all lockdown restrictions in the country, the mayor said he would still issue an executive order on the ban.

“I have realized that this has been the cause of the spike (of COVID19 cases),” Labella said in a virtual press conference.

The liquor ban, which will start Wednesday, will disallow all establishments of serving, selling, and drinking in all establishments and public places in the city. The local government lifted the ban in October last year as the area transitioned to MGCQ.

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“I didn’t get this from thin air, I got this as a recommendation from the police,” he said.

The Cebu City Police Office, meanwhile, reportedly noted that most of the establishments that allowed drinking did not follow minimum health protocols such as physical distancing, among others, according to the mayor.

“We cannot go back to losing the economy again if we go back to GCQ,” Labella explained