- The Inter-Agency Task Force eased the age restrictions over people who are allowed to go out in public
- According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, individuals aged 15 to 65 will be allowed to leave their houses
- Meanwhile, non-essential outbound travel for Filipinos will be allowed starting on October 21, 2020
- However, there are requirements before the individual will be authorized by the government to travel
The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) eased the age restrictions of individuals that are allowed to leave their houses.
KAMI learned that the task force also resumed the non-essential outbound travel of Filipinos.
In a post by ABS-CBN on Facebook, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that those aged 15 to 65 are now allowed to go out.
However, local government units are free to impose a higher age limit for minors.
As posted by Manila Bulletin, the IATF also lifted the restrictions of non-essential outbound travel of Filipinos starting on October 21, 2020.
According to GMA News Online (authored by Virgil Lopez), travelers must have travel and health insurance. There should also be confirmed roundtrip tickets for those traveling with tourist visas. He or she should also have a negative COVID-19 test result 24 hours prior to departure.
Aside from that, a beach volleyball tournament by Philippine Super Liga is now allowed as well as long as there is a sports bubble concept. Meanwhile, off-track horse race betting stations in areas under GCQ or lower will be allowed to operate.
According to the Department of Health, there is now 348,698 total of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, as of October 15, 2020.
Earlier, the Palace challenged Vice President Leni Robredo to come up with a COVID-19 solution even if there is still no cure nor vaccine against the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez called the government’s COVID-19 response a “failure.”
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