Citizens who are under modified ECQ can now jog, run, walk and bike outside their homes with safety protocols

By Nicole Ganglani | Photo by Banusanthar Lohanathan/Unsplash

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a virtual press briefing on Wednesday that limited outdoor exercise is now allowed in cities that have transitioned to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). Citizens under MECQ can now jog, run, walk and bike outside their homes as long as they’re wearing a mask and are two meters apart from each other.

Roque also said that citizens who are under general community quarantine (GCQ) may participate in limited contact sports like golf and tennis. As for mass gatherings,  citizens under MECQ are restricted to a maximum of five people while 10 people are allowed to gather for those under GCQ. Moreover, quarantine passes are still required for citizens who wish to participate in fitness activities under MECQ and GCQ. 

Roque also states that bicycles and e-scooters can be utilized by citizens for transportation under modified ECQ and GCQ. However, people under MECQ are only limited to one person per bike or e-scooter.

Gyms, fitness studios and sports venues are still not allowed to operate for as long as people are in quarantine. Roque announced last Tuesday, May 12  that Metro Manila, Cebu City and Laguna province will transition to MECQ. 

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