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Carbon shopping schedule -  different from previous one?

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battleborn
14 hours ago, SkyMan said:

And then all the cases started popping up all over the country.  Hmmmmm

Not really.  I was talking about RORO buses that went to Leyte, Mindaneo, Antique about a week ago.  One bus was involved in an accident in Leyte.  All those people will be quarantined when they arrive in there destination.  Some buses are traveling to General Santos.  The problem with the people from  Cebu City is no one wants them.

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lamoe

 Escario checkpoint verifying if drivers have pass and a license

Been through twice in last two weeks - asked each time.

Lots of traffic on Juana Osmena Street coming up from Raintree Mall. No checkpoint.

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https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/328435/granular-lockdown-eyed-in-cebu-city-barangays-with-most-number-of-covid-19-cases

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Granular lockdown eyed in Cebu City barangays with most number of COVID-19 cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of Interagency Task Force (IATF) in Cebu, said that they have identified some barangays here that may be placed under granular lockdown here due to high number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The secretary said  the best strategy the city can apply moving forward with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is to contain the lockdown to smaller areas where there are a lot of cases.

The barangay chiefs have already been appraised of their role as the primary implementors of the lockdowns in their respective jurisdictions.

Cimatu said that the granular lockdown will be covered in an Executive Order that Mayor Edgardo Labella will be releasing in the next few days.

There are 21 barangays (villages) with the highest number of active cases in a period of three days that may be subjected for the granular lockdowns.

Here is the list of these barangays with their corresponding number of COVID-19 cases:

Lahug – 38

Guadalupe – 29

Capitol Site – 23

Talamban – 23

Kamputhaw – 18

Mabolo – 18

Poblacion Pardo – 17

Tisa – 17

Sambag 1 – 15

Apas – 14

Labangon – 12

Basak Pardo – 11

Cogon Ramos – 10

Punta Princesa – 10

Sambag 2 – 9

Quiot – 9

Zapatera – 8

Banilad – 7

Hipodromo – 7

Basak San Nicholas – 7

Cogon Pardo – 7

The Cebu City government will assist the locked down areas in terms of provisions and security aided by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

The granular lockdown at the sitio level will be implemented by the Barangay Captain and there should be a Barangay Lockdown plan prior to the lockdown.

While the granular lockdown is implemented in a sitio or purok, business enterprise or economy will continue based on the IATF guidelines under the MECQ, but these will be strictly monitored.

The members of the Cebu City Council have also been assigned to supervise all COVID-19 related activities in a cluster of five barangays.

Cimatu hopes that the attitude of the residents will change and will be more responsive to the city’s interventions against the COVID-19.

“I am positive that the city will be downgraded by August if this trend continues,” said the secretary. /bmjo

 

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Quarantines and lock-downs do nothing but destroy economies, wreck governments, create less educated children and further the shift of wealth from the bottom to the top. Restricting all travel to and from China, extensive free testing, vigorous contact tracing, mandatory mask wear and mandatory social distancing ... those things can stop a virus in its tracks.

Taiwan saw this pandemic coming long before any other nation (and they warned the world but nobody was listening to them). Taiwan was one of the only nations in the world that did NOT follow China's example on how to combat the virus, but instead followed all of the above practices. What was the result? Taiwan has one of the lowest infection and death rates in the world. Businesses, schools and government offices were kept open, although they did take measures to keep people safe. As a result, their economy never crashed, the government is functioning normally and schools have remained open throughout the pandemic.

The Philippines, along with many other nations, did follow China's example, and chaos has been the result. 

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smokey

When here the drama will start   checkpoints everywhere from my house to cebu doc are 3 and back 3 and its a crap shoot sometimes waved thru sometimes stopped and at any time you can be turned around . Basically very little is open  out of stock and wait for a while are common so new normal is lots of nexflix and y tube. 

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this notion of "granular lockdowns" seems to point to an August reopening... of course, when in August? At least they are mouthing words about a need to get people back to work... https://www.philstar.com/the-freeman/cebu-news/bottom-article-list/2020/07/25/2030459/granular-lockdown-cebu-city-list-known-today

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SkyMan
On 7/20/2020 at 8:32 AM, battleborn said:

Not really.  I was talking about RORO buses that went to Leyte, Mindaneo, Antique about a week ago.  One bus was involved in an accident in Leyte.  All those people will be quarantined when they arrive in there destination.  Some buses are traveling to General Santos.  The problem with the people from  Cebu City is no one wants them.

I was talking about their earlier attempt to repatriate OFWs that resulted in provinces that at the time having few if any cases that suddenly had major problems to deal with. 

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arentol

Hi guys, just have a question..

I'd like to drive from Talisay to Toledo and back using Naga Rd. It's all MGCQ now.

Do you know if checkpoints are requiring any special docs for that trip? Or is it all open now?

Thanks, 

Aren

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to_dave007
3 hours ago, arentol said:

I'd like to drive from Talisay to Toledo and back using Naga Rd. It's all MGCQ now.

Do you know if checkpoints are requiring any special docs for that trip? Or is it all open now?

Can't comment specifically about that route, but I've driven Tuburan >Balamban, Tuburan >Bogo and Tuburan >Mandaue (via Tabuelan and Danao) in last 2 weeks and have not had vehicle pass.  I HAVE had Quarantine Pass, and have had to show it a few times.  If they DO stop you the main questions they as is where you live, where you going, and is it essential (which it was).  I've done no travel for leisure purpose.

I DID speak to someone from Toledo a few days ago and they commented that checkpoints still active there..  whatever that means.

Here in Tuburan.. Talisay has been on list of "hot spots" for 4+ weeks now (and I think still on the list as at last week).  It means that if you come here from Talisay..  you are supposed to do 14-day quarantine.

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https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1865517/Cebu/Local-News/3-more-areas-in-Cebu-City-to-be-placed-on-lockdown-amid-GCQ

AS CEBU City downgrades to general community quarantine (GCQ) from August 1 to 15, 2020, three areas in Barangay Bacayan were recommended to be placed under lockdown due to the rise of Covid-19 cases.


Retired Major General Melquiades Feliciano, deputy chief implementer of the Covid-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in the Visayas, said barangay officials and the chief of police of Cebu City conducted an assessment on Friday, July 31, 2020, in the three areas.



The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Cebu monitored 10 cases on Thursday, July 30, 2020, an increase of more than 50 percent from the four recorded cases on Monday, July 26.

Feliciano said the recommendation of the barangay officials will be approved by the EOC-IATF after further verification.

Earlier, the EOC-IATF placed six areas in five barangays under granular lockdown after recording the highest number of new cases in the last 14 days.

Under lockdown are Sitio C. Mina Extension in Brgy. Mabolo, Sitio Cekalco in Brgy. Labangon, Tuada compound in Brgy. Tisa, Sitio San Isidro and Abellanosa Compound in Brgy. Quiot and Sitio Eyha in Brgy. Guadalupe.

When an area is placed under lockdown, the Cebu City government will provide for the food of the affected areas within the 14-day quarantine period.

Feliciano said he has been encouraging barangay officials to recommend areas in their barangays with notable high cases to be placed under lockdown.

“This is an opportunity for them to stop the spread of the virus in their community and the city is willing to help them,” Feliciano said.

On the other hand, Feliciano reminded the public that even if Cebu City is now under GCQ, the city is still under quarantine.

“Meaning only Apors are allowed to go out, quarantine passes are still required for people who go out of their homes and the stay-at-home protocol is still in effect,” Feliciano said.

He pointed out that “opening up is okay but we have to be very vigilant because there are more movements.”

He said four of his colleagues from Manila that he brought to Cebu to help him, even got infected with the coronavirus, including his bodyguard.

He added that they have been complying with the health protocol yet his team has been comprised.

He advised the public to strictly observe the minimum health standards of wearing a mask when going out, washing hands regularly and keep distance or stay away from crowded places.

Mary Jean Loreche, M.D., chief pathologist and spokesperson of the Department of Health (DOH) 7 also reminded the public to always observe the minimum health standards.

Loreche said: “The downgrade of community quarantine to GCQ is a challenge that we all should embrace with trepidation and a commitment to observe the minimum health standards. GCQ is not a permit to loosen up in our vigilance to observe the guidelines. Let’s all make this GCQ work to our favor.”

Meanwhile, Feliciano is confident that the gains of Cebu City in the fight against Covid-19 will be sustained even under GCQ.

He said: “The systems are in place. The EOC is operating efficiently at 95 percent. We are now harmonizing interventions down to the barangay level.”

He added the city now has higher control in preventing the spread of the virus. The lockdowns, he said, is an indication of where the virus is.

The contact tracing of the daily new cases is a positive intervention to immediately control, isolate and treat the infected.

Meanwhile, the Cebu City government can still use the schools in the city as barangay isolation centers (BICs) for asymptomatic Covid-19 patients.

Ian Kenneth Lucero, City Director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of the Emerging Infectious Disease (RIATF-MEID) issued a resolution on July 30, allowing local government units (LGUs) to utilize classrooms until Aug. 15.

“Their mayors can write a letter to Secretary Eduardo Año or Secretary Carlito Galvez for approval of the extension beyond that date,” said Lucero.

The RIATF-MEID first gave LGUs until July 31 to use the classrooms but later learned that there are still patients whose quarantine period won’t end until August.

Aside from Cebu City, other LGUs in Central Visayas can take advantage of the extension until mid-August.

Cebu City has 19 BICs from which thousands of asymptomatic patients have been released after having tested negative after 14 days in isolation. These recovered patients were able to return home

with 25 kilos of rice from the City Government. (MVG / PAC/ China)

 

 

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lamoe

The checkpoint leading to Escario is gone - on Escario coming into Camputhaw  is still there.

Does anyone know if travel to J-Mall is open / Lapu Lapu?

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to_dave007
1 hour ago, lamoe said:

The checkpoint leading to Escario is gone - on Escario coming into Camputhaw  is still there.

Does anyone know if travel to J-Mall is open / Lapu Lapu?

am able to get to JMall from Danao..

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lamoe
29 minutes ago, to_dave007 said:

am able to get to JMall from Danao..

Forgot to mention - in Cebu City -  just relaxed from MECQ - ECQ - not sure when GCQ

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