Covid-19 curb relaxed in the Philippines now allows children to come outdoors


After reducing infections, the Philippines eased coronavirus restrictions on Friday (July 9) to allow youngsters out of their homes and back into parks, playgrounds, and hiking trails in the capital area and some other provinces.
Children aged five and above, who were previously kept indoors, would be allowed to visit outdoor tourist attractions and restaurants, as well as engage in non-contact sports, according to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.
The epidemic has wreaked havoc on the Philippine economy, resulting in the loss of millions of jobs, forcing authorities to demand the lifting of lockdown measures to increase domestic consumption.
Mr. Roque stated that children must be monitored by adults and follow minimal public health requirements such as wearing face masks and social distance.
Covid-19 infection rates have decreased from a high in March and April as more individuals have been vaccinated. Still, officials have stated that some limitations must remain in place in and outside of the capital region because of the threat posed by new variants. Schools in the country are still closed, social gatherings are still prohibited, and public transportation runs at a reduced capacity.
As of July 8, there have been 1.46 million verified Covid-19 cases in the Philippines, with more than 25,700 fatalities. The Philippines, unlike its Southeast Asian neighbors, has not yet detected community transmission of the highly transmissible Delta strain.
The authorities have approved vaccinations for youngsters aged 12 and up, but only after other priority groups have been immunized.


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