By Mai Sobrevilla | Published: October 17, 2020
The government on Friday eased quarantine age restrictions that essentially adjusted the age range of people who could go out under the community quarantine.
Under the Inter-Agency Task Force Resolution 79 released October 16, persons aged 15 to 65 years old are now allowed to leave their homes without passes during the community quarantine.
“Local government units may impose a higher age limit for minors, depending on the COVID-19 situation in their respective jurisdictions,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.
Malacañang announced on Tuesday that the Duterte Cabinet has approved the “gradual expansion of age group allowed to go out” and clarified that it is the IATF that will decide regarding the adjustment of age.
Under the previous policy of the government’s COVID-19 task force, those aged below 21 to above 60 years old are required to stay at home, only with the exception of work and getting necessities.
Meanwhile, the IATF appealed to local government units to shorten curfew hours and allow establishments and malls to conduct sale events “to spur consumer and economic activity.”