MANILA, Philippines—Contact sports are now allowed in areas under Alert Level 2, including Metro Manila, as the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases started to ease the restrictions amid the decreasing cases of COVID-19 in the country.
Epimaco V. Densing III, Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary, said in an interview with DZMM said contact sports like basketball can now be played but he also gave a reminder that health protocols should still be observed.
The IATF’s “Guidelines on the Implementation of Alert Levels System for COVID-19 Response In Pilot Areas,” say that indoor facilities should only be filled up to 50 percent, while outdoor areas at 70%, of its capacity and will only cater to fully vaccinated adults.
Those who are under 18-years-old, even if unvaccinated, are also allowed in such facilities.
“Contact sports are…