Dine-in at Cebu food establishments no longer allowed

By Calvin Cordova

CEBU CITY—Dine-in at food establishments in the province of Cebu will no longer be allowed as Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia continued to seek more measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Garcia issued Executive Order No. 5-L, asking food establishments to stop their dine-in services.

The EO stated that starting today, March 25, dine-in shall no longer be allowed in fast food and pizza chains.

Staring March 26, dine-in shall also no longer be allowed in restaurants, eateries and carenderias.

“We are encouraging these establishments to implement home deliveries or drive-thru services,” said Garcia.

Garcia issued the EO after she received a report that a party was held in a fast food chain in Danao City, northern Cebu.

The EO also calls for suspending online classes in all levels.

Suspending online classes is meant to prevent students from flocking to Internet cafes which will violate the social distancing measure, said Garcia.

Under the same EO, group bookings, group celebrations, parties and other gatherings will no longer be allowed in hotels and resorts.

The EO also prohibits island hopping and diving activities while golf courses are also ordered closed.