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My wife told me earlier that SM City  now lock down

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https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1849092/Cebu/Local-News/Labella-orders-temporary-closure-of-malls-in-Cebu-City

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Labella orders temporary closure of malls in Cebu City

March 19, 2020

UPDATED) Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the temporary closure of malls in the city starting Thursday, March 19, 2020.

The mayor, however, clarified that grocery stores, supermarkets, money remittance centers, pharmacies, hardware stores, banks and other establishments offering basic necessities will remain open.



In a press conference Thursday, March 19, Labella announced the expansion of Executive Order No. 56, which will now include the temporary shutdown of spas, hair salons, barbershops, massage parlors, facial and aesthetic clinics, internet cafes, gaming arcades, karaoke bars, sports centers, including the Cebu City Sports Center, country clubs and golf clubs.

Earlier, Labella has ordered a temporary closure of all recreational centers in the city starting Wednesday, March 18, until the general community quarantine is lifted.

Also ordered closed in the EO are places of amusement that serve alcoholic beverages such as nigh clubs, bars, taverns, cocktail lounges, beer parlors and pubs; arts, entertainment and recreation activities and places such as live performances, events of exhibits intended for public viewing, art, galleries, concerts, and opera or dance production, operation of concert and theater halls and other arts; gambling facilities such casinos, bingo halls, video gaming terminals and the provision of gambling services such as lotteries and off-tracking betting; fitness centers, gyms, dance studio and other fitness classes.

License and permits processes in the City will also be temporarily suspended starting March 19.

Labella has sent the order to Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) head Jared Limquiaco on Thursday morning.

The mayor signed Executive Order 052, placing the entire city under a general community quarantine from Monday, March 16, to Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (JJL)

 

 

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smokey

This sucks but heck 

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SkyMan

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smokey

Anyone tried to use supermarket or bank or hardware at seaside i use bdo there and could use some insight as to where to park and enter or is seaside shut ? Totally

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SkyMan

This is on their web page..

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Mall Hours

Starting March 16, 2020 until further notice

Monday to Sunday
11:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Banks, groceries, carry out, are supposed to be open.

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smokey
Posted (edited)

Well went to seaside today good and bad.   First the bad you have to park in the dirt area and walk a ways and if you want bank one door market another.    The good fully stocked

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Jack_be_nimble

I wonder if this would be a good idea here.  Maybe, maybe not.  Just a thought.

USANEWS.com reports grocery stores set up special hours for seniors; first 90 minutes in the morning right after stores are sanitized.

 

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SkyMan
Posted (edited)

Except seniors aren't allowed out.  And really, as far as I've seen there isn't much hoarding going on and the stores aren't too crowded.

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Jack_be_nimble
1 minute ago, SkyMan said:

Except seniors aren't allowed out.  And really, as far as I've seen there isn't much hoarding going on and the stores aren't too crowded.

Yeah, good point, just a useless thought - I have them sometimes.

Mod, delete this thread if you wish.

 

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SkyMan

The bad thing is that they are planning to limit store hours which will increase the number of people in the store at one time making the spread more likely.

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Dafey
57 minutes ago, Jack_be_nimble said:

Yeah, good point, just a useless thought - I have them sometimes.

Mod, delete this thread if you wish.

 

It's a good thread. May have bering if things change.

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to_dave007
2 hours ago, Jack_be_nimble said:

I wonder if this would be a good idea here.  Maybe, maybe not.  Just a thought.

USANEWS.com reports grocery stores set up special hours for seniors; first 90 minutes in the morning right after stores are sanitized.

Stores get sanitized?  Is that here or in USA..  I bet the local Prince doesn't get sanitized..  and as for the market..  lol..  I doubt it.

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liquido

Regarding this topic,my thought is about the supply chains here..How long can they endure? If that starts breaking down god help us...

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Goetz1965

Was around the City just this Thrusday morning before the "Lockdown"

HSBC Ayala is still open even the sign saying closed.
Just have a "no mask no entry" policy now.
ATM is working ike always.
The branch itself is locked but if you need do some banking you can do thru the grill.

Long queues 100m and more long at all supermarkets I passed: Rustans Ayala, SM Hypermarket, Fooda Kasambagan.
But local markets (like the fruit market going to banilad)  are still open and waiting there is no issue.

If you need a mask, you can buy selfmade ones them usually everywhere from the local sari-sari stores. They are usually 40php each!

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to_dave007
24 minutes ago, liquido said:

Regarding this topic,my thought is about the supply chains here..How long can they endure? If that starts breaking down god help us...

Not so much of an issue out here in province.

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lamoe

Out also - just got back - left at 9 am - HSBC ATM  - then Landers / arrived there 9:20

Not too long a line to get into store proper -no couples - so of course I waited - still took her 1 hour to get into food area - only 45 min to shop / check out

Line was out the door when we left

Talked to employee - opened at 9 - lines started at 8 - only allow 200 at a time in

 

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JohnSurrey

Our local Prince store sent out a text saying you can order your essentials by text of phone and they'll deliver.

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Headshot

I went to a doctor's office today to get my Express Scripts prescriptions renewed.

My experience...

I wasn't able to get a Grab taxi or Grab car this morning (after a half-hour of trying, I gave up), but I was lucky enough to find a taxi just about to leave the taxi garage near my house. I was surprised that he took the north highway to head south, and I was even more surprised at how packed it was (just like rush hour on a Monday). For so many people being locked down and out of work, there were a lot of people on the road. We went through several checkpoints between my home and CDUH, but they were only stopping motorbikes with passengers.

There were no other patients at the doctor's office, and he is on greatly reduced hours. The area around CDUH is very quiet except right around the emergency room. It was difficult to catch a taxi home. Very few taxis were running, and those that were running were mostly occupied.

A week ago, I seldom saw anybody with a face mask. Today, I would say that 95% had masks on. Most appeared to be homemade, but even that is better than nothing. Many of the vendors who normally selling water and cigarettes on the streets are now selling masks.

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Headshot
11 hours ago, SkyMan said:

The bad thing is that they are planning to limit store hours which will increase the number of people in the store at one time making the spread more likely.

Every supermarket I passed today had a line outside of people waiting to get in. It appears that a lot of stores are limiting how many people can enter at one time to cut down on people getting too close to each other in the stores. The lines were spaced out too. It was different, so it caught my eye.

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smokey
11 hours ago, SkyMan said:

Except seniors aren't allowed out.  And really, as far as I've seen there isn't much hoarding going on and the stores aren't too crowded.

Guess you did not go to seaside today line was about 300 to get in lots of out of stock 

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smokey

I am remodeling so tommorow will be interesting to see if the dongs can show up lock down will help prevent a batch getting the virus just hope its settled before they hit hunger

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smokey

Bdo said they will open momday thru friday up to 3pm like the old days but you can use atm.   Wait no cash at this one oh i go to another. What no cash again. Hummmm finally hit cash 3rd machine

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to_dave007
Posted (edited)
10 hours ago, smokey said:

I am remodeling so tommorow will be interesting to see if the dongs can show up lock down will help prevent a batch getting the virus just hope its settled before they hit hunger

Yes..  if they stop working they'll need to live on their savings..  and utang.

I have a guy working here as well..  lives about 5 minute bicycle ride away..  we've already spoken to him and he'd like to keep working.  The work he is doing is outside, so not really a big issue to keep him working.  At least 4 others depend on him.

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lamoe
11 hours ago, Headshot said:

Every supermarket I passed today had a line outside of people waiting to get in. It appears that a lot of stores are limiting how many people can enter at one time to cut down on people getting too close to each other in the stores. The lines were spaced out too. It was different, so it caught my eye.

Only experience is Landers - orderly - kind of

Only 200 into store proper at a time and no couples  - waiting chairs spaced - wiped  down with spray sanitizer (chairs not people) after someone got up to leave

Checking out was rather quick (for here) typ  2 to 4 cart loads per customer

BUT

The line waiting to get into the food area was long at 9:20 - backside of service desk kiosk to food counter back to center kiosk  - took an hour for her to actually start shopping  (line out the door almost to parking lot when we left at 11:00) lots of no masks and not keeping social distance. :shocked:

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Dafey

In the province we need a barangay pass to get past checkpoint into town for grocery. One pass per household. They haven't turned this senior away yet. Once at the grocery we wash our hands in a makeshift sink while standing in a box with what I imagine are disinfected rags. get your basket and the guard sprays your hands with sanitizer as you enter. No lines and actually much slower than usual. Only 1 sack of rice and 2 of the same canned goods are allowed for purchase to prevent hoarding. 

We are also building a house on our farm a half a kilometer from our home. We asked the workers if they would rather stay home and postpone the work till after the crisis. They laughed and said that they need to feed the family. Very doubtful they will come in contact with a person that has contracted the virus but I wanted to offer. We also bring snack and coke twice a day for snack break and get to see the work being done. Sine we go nonstop from home to farm and protect ourselves before and after we are comfortable with our hygiene.

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