The covid-19 virus continues to infect people throughout the Philippines. However, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia of Cebu chooses to help her constituents rebuild their lives, economy and welcome tourists without swab tests.
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has confirmed that Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s move does not violate any law or protocols.
She has the authority for the Executive Orders (EO). Furthermore, Garcia affirms that all her steps were still following the required IATF guidelines.
Aside from removing RT-PCR, Cebu has also commenced taking away the travel authority and medical certificate prerequisites.
Cebu coordinates and still respects the protocol. They have established the Bureau of Quarantine which will screen from departure to arrival who may have symptoms. If and when the tourist is asymptomatic, they will not be barred from entering or leaving Cebu.
DOH 7 Director Dr. Jaime Bernadas emphasized that the local government and hotels are in partnership with enforcing syndromic surveillance.
Even as she reopens Cebu Province to tourists from across the country, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia pointed out that she has always been compliant with IATF guidelines. #CebuProvinceisMovingOnAndMovingForwardPosted by Gov. Gwen Garcia on Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Garcia made it clear that Cebu is moving on and moving forward.