- The quarantine protocols in low and moderate-risk areas will be relaxed starting May 1
- There are sectors which will be allowed to operate under the general community quarantine
- However, many activities and services are still banned from resuming operation because of the pandemic
- Presidential spokesman Harry Roque enumerated those services
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque enumerated the activities and services that are still not allowed to open under the general community quarantine (GCQ).
KAMI learned that although quarantine protocols in some areas affected by COVID-19 will be relaxed, several services will still be banned from resuming operation.
Here are those activities and services:
- Gyms, fitness studios, and sports facilities
- Entertainment-related mass gatherings such as but not limited to: Theaters; Cinemas; Large concerts; Festivals; Carnivals; Conventions; Shows; and Pubs and bars
- Business-related mass gatherings such as but not limited to: Trade shows; Conferences; Conventions; Workshops; and Retreats
- Politically-related mass gatherings such as but not limited to: Election rallies; Polling centers; Parades; and Speeches/addresses
- Sports-related mass gatherings such as but not limited to: Trainings; Games; Tournaments; and Championships
- Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural activities
- Gambling and betting activities
- Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation services
- Activities of membership organizations
- Religious mass gatherings
Meanwhile, malls are allowed to operate under GCQ starting May 1. However, they are only limited to services such as supermarkets, drugstores, laundry services,
Hardware stores, restaurants for takeout/delivery, and banks are also allowed to open.
In a previous article by KAMI, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines is now approaching the 8-thousand mark.
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