Cebu to Close Borders For a Month Amid COVID-19 Threat

The province of Cebu has decided to prohibit the entry of travelers for 30 days to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

In an executive order signed over the weekend, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said that flights coming from Metro Manila and Dumaguete City have already been banned from landing in the province. Its seaports have also barred entry to travelers.

For international flights, foreigners must undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Residents of Cebu are still allowed to leave the province but may only come back after the 30-day ban is over.

The province has also implemented a curfew from 10 PM to 5 AM while establishments were ordered to close by 9 PM.

As of writing, there are 140 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines, including 12 mortalities.

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