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Pasay police: Only 50 joggers at a time in CCP area

/ 04:03 AM June 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Pasay City police now limits to 50 the number of people allowed to exercise in front of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) after a photo showing the area packed with joggers and bikers over the weekend went viral.

According to city police chief Police Col. Ericson Dilag, only the lawn in front of the CCP would be open with the oval now off-limits.

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To manage the flow of people, entrance to the area will be through Vicente Sotto Street while the exit point will be on Pedro Bukaneg.

Members of the city police force, Southern Police District and District Mobile Force Battalion have also been assigned to assist the five security guards guarding the area, Dilag said.

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The local government was prompted to limit the number of people exercising in the area to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Over the weekend, a photo showing fitness enthusiasts without face masks and disregarding physical distancing went viral.

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano on Monday asked Dilag to strictly implement the quarantine rules.

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