Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said on Friday that the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has allowed the resumption of practices for basketball and football.
In an early Friday briefing, Roque said that IATF has given the green light to the protocols submitted by the Philippine Basketball Association and the Philippine Football Federation after they were recommended by the Philippine Sports Commission and the Games and Amusements Board.
"Inaprubahan ng Philippine Sports Commission, Games and Amusements Board, Department of Health ang joint administrative order kung saan nakalagay ang guidelines para sa health-enhancing physical activities and sports sa panahon ng pandemya," Roque said. "Pinayagan po 'yung practice and conditioning ng basketball at football sang-ayon po sa request ng PBA at ng ibang mga football associations."
Under a General Enhanced Community Quarantine (GCQ), practice sessions are limited to five athletes. In a Modified GCQ, as much as 10 athletes can practice.
It is still however not known, when actual basketball and football competitions can be held.
Also, Philippine horse-racing could be back by the third weekend of July, without the usual crowd and fans at the racing clubs, provided that the National Capital Region is already under a Modified General Community Quarantine.
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