MANILA, May 8 (Mabuhay) –Horse-racing activities in areas under a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) will be allowed but under a no-audience setup, Malacañang said Friday.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the decision was arrived at by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on Thursday.

“In addition, only online and TeleBet activities in NCR Plus [areas] may operate. Off-tracking betting stations, on the other hand, may resume operations during general community quarantine or modified GCQ,” added Roque.

He also said that the IATF approved the guidelines on point-to-point air travel for leisure purposes from NCR Plus areas (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite).

“You can now visit the tourist spots but it will be point-to-point,” he said.

He urged the public to wait for the release of the guidelines to be issued by the Department of Tourism. (MNS)

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