LIST: Sectors, activities banned in areas under ECQ and GCQ
MANILA, Philippines — Beginning May 1, 2020, the government will ease some coronavirus lockdown rules in areas deemed to have a low to moderate risk to COVID-19 infection.
These areas will be placed under the so-called general community quarantine (GCQ) while areas with “high-risk” COVID-19 infections will stay under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until May 15.
While some economic activities will be allowed in areas under GCQ in a limited capacity, there are still services and sectors that will not be allowed to continue operation.
As presented by Presidential spokesman Harry Roque in his Tuesday’s online press briefing in Malacañang, the following activities and services will not be allowed to resume both in areas under ECQ and GCQ:
- 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
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