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Cebu City markets now open on Sundays

Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) - April 22, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  After all the prodding, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella finally gave the green light for the daily operations of Carbon Market and other public markets in the city.

“Bisan katong from other local governments, nihangyo sila nga ang Carbon Market ablihan untag Domingo. Kini man gung Carbon market is an institution, it does not only cater to our constituents,” said Labella.

Earlier, Labella has ordered the closure of Carbon Market on Sundays for disinfection.

With Cebu City remaining under the Modified General Community Quarantine, Labella finally gave a go to resume operations of Carbon Market even on Sundays pursuant to Executive Order 128 signed yesterday.

Aside from Carbon, the EO is also applicable to other public markets managed by the city government, including Pasil Fish Market, Taboan Public Market, Ramos Public Market and Pardo Public Market.

With the new E.O, Labella said disinfection will be done during curfew hours instead since there are no people around the public markets. Cebu City curfew hours are from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

“So atong bag-ong executive order, ablihan na nato bisan od Domingo. Kada adlaw na, wa nay pili, pero ang pag-disinfect, ang atong instruction sa market administrator nga kada time na implemented ang curfew kay way mga mamalit. Anha sila mag disinfect diha, this is the most appropriate time,” said Labella.

Along with this development, Labella is reminding everyone going to the public markets in the city to continue observing the minimum public health standards set. These include wearing of facemask and face shield, observing social distancing, and proper hygiene among others. — KQD (FREEMAN)

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