Tal­isay al­lows re­open­ing of mar­kets on Sun­days

The Freeman - - News -

Start­ing to­mor­row, Tal­isaynons get to do their gro­ceries or mar­ket day even on Sun­days af­ter Tal­isay City Mayor Ger­ald An­thony “Sam­sam” Gul­las had is­sued an ex­ec­u­tive or­der (EO) al­low­ing the re­open­ing of public and su­per­mar­kets, gro­cery stores and other es­tab­lish­ments dur­ing Sun­days.

Pre­vi­ously, most es­tab­lish­ments, in­clud­ing mar­kets, were closed on Sun­days as part of its pre­ven­tive mea­sures in the spread of COVID-19.

Al­though it had been al­most a month since the City of Tal­isay had been placed un­der the Mod­i­fied

Gen­eral Com­mu­nity Quar­an­tine, Gul­las had to care­fully make his de­ci­sions.

In its lat­est mon­i­tor­ing, Tal­isay has 34 ac­tive cases, 821 re­cov­er­ies, and 95 deaths.

In the EO, Gul­las said he de­cided to open the es­tab­lish­ments, af­ter mak­ing con­sul­ta­tions with the city’s Task Force COVID-19 and the ven­dors.

Gul­las, how­ever, re­minded that min­i­mum health pro­to­cols will have to be ob­served still that in­clude the wear­ing of face mask, face shield, so­cial dis­tanc­ing and wash­ing of hands.

Aside from that, quar­an­tine passes will still be needed, as the “no quar­an­tine pass-no en­try” pol­icy re­mains. As such, the public is ad­vised to bring an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card as proof of iden­tity.

Le­chon and inasal stores will also be al­lowed to open the whole day dur­ing Sun­days, as they want to con­tinue to show­case the fa­mous Tal­isay le­chon in lieu of the tra­di­tional Halad-Inasal fes­ti­val. — Cae­cent Noot Mag­sum­bol/GAN


The v-hire ter­mi­nal in Barangay Ka­m­a­gayan, Cebu City has re­sumed oper­a­tion but with a lim­ited ca­pac­ity to en­sure so­cial dis­tanc­ing.

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