CEBU CITY, Philippines – After some restaurant bars have been allowed to open and serve alcohol, Cebu City police officers will check the vaccination cards of these visitors as part of their surveillance.
Police Lt. Col. Wilbert Parilla, deputy director of operations for the Cebu City Police Bureau (CCPO), said alcohol service should be allowed only to those who have been fully vaccinated.
This was part of the guidelines established by the Office of Emergency Operations (EOC) before owners received special operating permits.
This is why the police will now screen customers during their night watch to check whether establishments are following the guidelines they have set.
âNATO supplemental immunization cards for clients, as this is one of the requirements of the new facility permits. They will need vaccination cards for clients, âParilla said.
(We will be checking clients’ vaccination cards as this is one of the requirements that the EOC gave before establishments receive new permits. They will require vaccination cards from among clients.)
If one of them is caught, they will report it and pass it on to the city’s EOC.
As of October 11, Parilla said 189 establishments had already received special permits while 240 were on the waiting list.
At least 429 restaurant-bars have applied for a special permit in Cebu City.
Of their three nights of surveillance since October 8 when some establishments were allowed to open, Parilla said they had not recorded any violations.
He said surveillance will continue to ensure health protocols are properly adhered to, especially that Cebu City has only registered 22 new cases of COVID-19 as of October 10, 2021.
Cebu City had a total of 945 active cases as of Oct. 10, according to data from the Central Visayas Health Ministry.
Recently, the city’s EOC already cleared some establishments to open from October 8 after establishments agreed to meet only 30% of their customer capacity and would only allow fully vaccinated customers. to drink alcohol inside their stores.
The alcohol ban has not yet been lifted
Alcohol service in licensed bars may begin October 8 âEOC
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