Time period for outdoor exercises now up to LGUs–MMDA
MANILA, Philippines — The time period allowed for outdoor exercises in Metro Manila is now at the discretion of its local government units (LGUs), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benhur Abalos Jr.
“The Metro Manila LGUs, however, can set limitations on the movement or the time period of outdoor exercises in their jurisdiction based on their COVID-19 situation,” Abalos said in a statement.
On Friday, the MMDA said outdoor exercise is now allowed only from 6 am to 9 am.
Outdoor exercises were allowed in Metro Manila on Saturday after the city’s quarantine status was downgraded to modified enhanced community quarantine.
MMDA said that as a general rule, individual outdoor exercises such as outdoor walks, jogging, running or biking, are allowed within the general area of one’s residence, that is, within the barangay, purok, subdivision, and or village.
However, minimum public health standards and precautions such as the wearing of face masks, and the maintenance of social distancing protocols should be observed.
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