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Panaad Stadium opens for non-contact sports activities

first_imgAlthough Panaad Stadium’s grandstand has been closed for renovation months before in preparation for this province’s hosting of the Palarong Pambansa in 2021, its other facilities are available for sports enthusiasts to use. Negros Occidental’s Panaad Park and Stadium, located in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, is now open for residents who want to engage in non-contact sports activities after months of waiting due to coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak. Jogging, walking, running, tennis, and Badminton, among others are the sports activities allowed in the stadium. ATTRACTTOUR On May 22, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the resumption of non-contact sports in areas under GCQ. “Panaad is open already. Certain sports are allowed except for team sports. Badminton, tennis, ping-pong, and chess are allowed.(But) I heard that senior citizens are not allowed in the tennis courts. (For) me, I will allow them. You can (now also) go running, jogging and walking,” he said on March 27. IATF-EID Resolution No. 38 stated that athletes and enthusiasts of running, biking, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, equestrian, and skateboarding, among others, in GCQ regions can now play the sports they love again “provided that the minimum public health standards, such as the wearing of face masks and maintenance of physical distancing protocols and no sharing of equipment when applicable are observed.” “Lagoon is still closed. But if they will allow me, I’d like to open it. We just have to control the number of people coming in,” he added.center_img These areas include Negros Occidental and Bacolod City. BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental’s Panaad Park and Stadium has reopened for residents who want to engage in non-contact sports activities.Since March 26, the stadium, located in Barangay Mansilingan here, has been allowing entry to those who want to use its facilities while this province is under general community quarantine (GCQ), Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said. On the other hand, the Capitol Lagoon and Park in this city, which is also frequented by joggers and runners, remains closed, the governor said. The resolution also stated that facilities that cater these sports events can reopen but would be “limited to basic operations.”(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img

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