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Cebu now requires travelers from Negros, Bohol to show negative COVID-19 test

/ 06:54 PM June 14, 2021
Cebu now requires travelers from Negros, Bohol to show negative COVID-19 test

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker takes an oropharyngeal swab from a resident during mass testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a park in Quezon City, suburban Manila on April 15, 2020. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

CEBU CITY After several months of eased restrictions for domestic travel, Cebu province is now requiring COVID-19 negative tests for those coming from Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, and Bohol provinces.

Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia issued Executive Order No. 22 that requires either a negative swab test result 72 hours before departure or a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken at least 48 hours before departure from the place of origin.

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Garcia’s order takes effect from June 14 to July 24 “unless further extended.”

The governor took into consideration the latest data from DOH that Cebu’s neighboring provinces recorded an increasing number of active COVID-19 cases in the country.

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As of June 13, Negros Oriental has 3,134 active COVID-19 cases while Bohol has 1,339.

Cebu province, on the other hand, has 533 active cases while Cebu City has 577 cases, according to the DOH.

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