The Island Garden City of Samal government will suspend the ferryboat operations next week.
“Effective 9PM on April 8 up to 5AM on April 13, 2020, ferryboat and bangka/lansa operations are suspended,” the city government said.
The affected routes are Davao-Samal, Davao-Kaputian and Davao-Talikud and vice versa.
But the local government said there shall be standby ferry boats and lansa for cargo vehicles carrying essential goods and for ambulance and other emergency vehicles.
“No private vehicles shall be loaded during these time. Only cargo and emergency trips are allowed on board the standby vessels,” it said.
The local government assured that speedboats will be provided for health care workers. But they have to present their Professional Regulatory Commission card or any valid ID for verification.
The executive order for the suspension of the ferry boat operations will follow, it added.