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Gov’t bars spectators for non-contact sports in GCQ, MGCQ areas

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 11:12 AM July 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Spectators are not allowed for non-contact sports and exercises in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), Malacañang said Friday.

This was approved during the latest meeting of the members of the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said.

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“In the same meeting, the members of the IATF prohibited spectators in all outdoor non-contact sports and exercises in areas under general community quarantine and indoor and outdoor sports and exercises in areas under modified general community quarantine,” Roque said in a statement.

According to IATF’s omnibus guidelines, outdoor non-contact sports and other forms of exercise such as walking, jogging, running, biking, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, equestrian, range shooting, and skateboarding are allowed in GCQ areas.

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In MGCQ areas, both indoor and outdoor non-contact sports are allowed.

Earlier, the IATF has allowed the resumption of training sessions for basketball and football teams.

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