IATF: People between 15-65 years old are now allowed to go outside their homes

FILE PHOTO: Filipinos queue for cash subsidy from the government amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 27, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on Friday eased down the age range of those who will be allowed to go outside their homes as the country reopens the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a resolution, the COVID-19 task force said those group of people aged 15-65 are now allowed to go outside their homes.

Presidential and IATF spokesman Harry Roque said local government units (LGU) can still impose higher age limit for minors.

The IATF has prohibited those below 21 years old and those 60 years old and above from leaving their residence as they are more at risk of spreading and getting COVID-19.

Those with immunodeficiency, comorbidities, other health risks, and pregnant women, including any person who resides with them are also required to remain in their residences at all times.


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