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Philippines to allow children aged 10-14 in MGCQ areas to go out starting Feb. 1

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The Inter-Agency Task Force has eased age restrictions in areas under modified general community quarantine or MGCQ.

Recent resolutions showed said that children aged 10-14 years old are now allowed to go out of their homes starting February 1.

“The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved the recommendation to relax age-based restrictions for areas placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) beginning February 1, 2021,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

The Trade Department earlier proposed to ease the age limit to help or boost economic activities.

“Local government units (LGUs), on the other hand, are enjoined to adopt the same relaxation of age-restrictions for areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ),” Roque added in his statement.

Currently, people aged 15 to 65 years old are allowed to leave their homes. Meanwhile, those who are not covered by the age restrictions could only go out of their homes to access essential items and services.

“Any person below ten (10) years old and those who are over sixty-five (65) years of age shall be required to remain in their residence at all times,” the official said.

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