To combat the spread of COVID-19, Cebu City, the Philippines most urbanised metropolis after Manila, has been placed under strict community quarantine. The lockdown has left the most vulnerable communities struggling for food – community-led volunteers are leading efforts to help.
On March 28th, the province of Cebu declared a province-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for 30 days in response to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
This quarantine is enforced by the military and forbids the operation of all services, non-essential businesses and public-transportation. All Filipino citizens have been ordered to stay at home and one ‘Quarantine Pass’.