Outdoor exercises in Metro Manila have been prohibited for the two-week duration of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) over the region, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos announced in a taped briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, Aug. 9.
Abalos also announced in the taped briefing that Metro Manila mayors have also agreed to ban residents from going out of their homes to exercise.
“Bilang panghuli, nagpasa rin kami ng resolution ngayon lang hapon na ultimo paglabas ng bahay maski exercise ay bawal na po. Sapagkat importante for the next two weeks mapangalagaan ang mga tiga-Metro Manila,” Abalos said.
The region also enforced an 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. curfew during which only essential industries are allowed to operate.
Metro Manila is placed under ECQ from Aug. 6 to 20 to contain the transmission of the highly contagious Delta variant in the region.
The Philippines has recorded 1,658,916 COVID-19 cases, as of Aug. 9.