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Resumption of concerts, other live events still under review

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Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez

THE easing of rules on live events such as concerts is under consideration, according to Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez.

“We do not immediately allow events especially that will threaten physical distancing like live events with singing where health experts say this imposes risk due to the droplets. Unless there is a device or mechanism in the future if it’s in an enclosed space, it could be considered,” Mr. Lopez, speaking in Filipino, said in a briefing on Friday.

The government has already relaxed restrictions on mass gatherings in areas under the least quarantine level.

Among the activities allowed, with certain guidelines on the venue’s capacity, are religious ceremonies and social gatherings.

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) are also allowed at accredited establishments of the Department of Tourism. — Gillian M. Cortez

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