Malacañang allows certain outdoor activities under Modified ECQ

Presidential spokesperson, Harry Roque, said in a briefing today, May 13, 2020, that certain outdoor activities will be allowed in areas under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) starting May 16.

Sa modified ECQ, ay pupuwede po ang limited outdoor exercises. Kasama po ang outdoor walk, paglalakad, jogging, pagkatabo, bisikleta (Limited outdoor exercises will be allowed during the MECQ. That includes outdoor walks, jogging and cycling).”

Roque stressed, however, that safety protocols should be observed at all times, like wearing of facemasks and maintaining a distance of at least two meters. Areas that will be placed under MECQ are NCR, Laguna, and Cebu City.

In other areas that will be placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), Roque said that limited-contact sports such as tennis and golf will be allowed. To find out the complete list of areas under a certain quarantine protocol, read our story: GCQ, ECQ, no CQ: Official list of areas and quarantine levels.

That being said, where outdoor activities and limited contact sports being allowed, many motorcycle riders raised the question: Are motorsports like motocross (MX), circuit racing, or even enduro riding be allowed as well? We can't tell for sure. Rest assured that will update you once we get clarification from the authorities.

Yesterday, we reported that Italy has begun to relax a bit on their lockdown protocols, and will be allowing its riders who compete in the national and international motorsports to resume track practice beginning May 17.