Gov't allows basketball, football teams to practice during community quarantine

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 03 2020 11:52 AM | Updated as of Jul 03 2020 03:55 PM

MANILA -- Practice and conditioning for basketball and football are now allowed even while community quarantine protocols are still in place across the country, Malacañang said Friday.

The government's pandemic task force has approved the resumption of practice for players of the two sports, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said.

"Pinayagan po 'yung practice and conditioning ng basketball at saka football," he said in a virtual press briefing.

The approval comes on the request of the Philippine Basketball Association and football associations, Roque said.

The joint administrative order on guidelines on sports during the coronavirus pandemic was approved by the Philippine Sports Commission, Games and Amusements Board, and the Department of Health.

The government earlier allowed non-contact sports such as tennis, golf, and cycling even while the country remains under community quarantine.

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