DTI SAYS GYMS, TUTORIAL CENTERS AND GROOMING SERVICES MAY RESUME OPERATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 1
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said starting September 1, gyms, tutorial centers, and businesses offering grooming services outside salons and barbershops will be allowed to resume operations.
These services were previously suspended when Metro Manila eased from modified, enhanced community quarantine to general community quarantine (GCQ) two weeks ago.
Lopez did not mention whether internet cafes and drive-in cinemas, which were included in the earlier suspension, may now resume operations. Dine-in restaurants have already been allowed to open, with their maximum capacity determined by local government units.
Lopez said the Task Force for the Management of the Emerging Infectious Diseases is in close coordination with Metro Manila mayors to ensure smooth operations during the transition to a more open economy under the “new normal.”