How’s COVID 19 pandemic in Cebu City Philippines?

Everyone has been devastated with this covid 19 pandemic and it seems like nobody’s exempted from this notorious disease.

I am currently based in Cebu City and I could see the overwhelming turmoil that’s going on around me. Pretty much no one is prepared for this global outbreak.

On March 28, 2020, the Cebu City Mayor imposed a month-long lockdown and a possibility of extension. What the heck! I can’t imagine how on earth are we going to ease this crisis. The lockdown, quarantine here and there, curfews and travel bans are driving me nuts. Nevertheless, I know for sure that we’ll get through this. Hang in there human!

Now, I’d like to share with you a sneak peak of what it’s like here in the queen city of the south. I have pictures for you albeit it’s just few but I hope you’ll get the point of why I’m posting it here. Know that you’re not alone. The situation here is as gloomy as the rest of the world. Let’s hope for the best. Keep safe!

As a resident here in Cebu City, what I’ve noticed so far is that people are really taking this covid very seriously. Whenever there’s announcement about the things that should and shouldn’t be done, most people tend to pay attention and act accordingly. People are now becoming a law-abiding citizens which is awesome. Don’t you think?:D

Here are the things that I must continually practice while in the City:

  • Staying home from March 28 to April 28, 2020
  • No travel until further notice
  • It’s a must to wear mask when outside
  • Not allowed to bring in visitors to my unit or home
  • Should use sanitizers for hands and feet at all times esp. when it’s visibly provided by the establishments
  • Can use a vehicle but with no passengers ,therefore I have to be alone if I wish to go out ; using a motorcycle with someone is strictly prohibited ; No jeepneys or any other PUV
  • Only one member of the family or household is allowed to go out in public like going to the supermarket, jogging at the park, among others. If the rest of the family members want to go out, they should wait for the other and take turns in doing their errands alone.
  • Use the quarantine pass all the time when going out and should abide the 3-hour limit (may exceed to 5 hours utmost)
  • Curfew 8 PM – 5 AM ; if caught disobeying this rule (including other rules) police could ultimately charge me with a penalty or fine and may lead to more serious criminal offence of breaching coronavirus regulations
  • Must fall in line upon entering the supermarket and maintain 1 meter (3 feet) of distance from others ; temperature check prior to entering a premise

We are facing an increasingly challenging time. A time of disruption in the life of our country and the rest of the world. A disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many and enormous cganges to the daily lives of us all.

I thank everyone especially to those who are frontliners who selflessly and tirelessly continue their duties outside their home in support of us all. I’m sure everyone will nod into agreement that these healthcare workers and the rest of the heroes out there are very much appreciated and that every hour of their hard work brings us closer to our return to more normal times.

Let’s continue to do our part by staying at home thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who lost their loved ones.

Together we are tackling this disease and if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it. I hope that in the years to come, everyone will be able to take pride on how they responded to this challenge. We got this!

Thank you for reading till the end and keep safe.

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