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UP Diliman to close public spaces due to rise of COVID-19 cases

By Bim Santos Published Mar 11, 2021 6:48 am

The University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) will close all of its public spaces every weekend starting tomorrow, March 12, in light of the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.

The closure will cover the Academic Oval, College of Human Kinetics, PAUW-UP Child Study Center, National Science Complex, and bike routes within the campus. The public spaces will be closed every Friday 4 pm to Sunday night “until further notice.”

“This is a health and safety measure amid the surge in cases in UPD associated with COVID-19 and its new variants,” UPD said in a statement.

UPD said campus residents are allowed to do outdoor exercises only inside their respective area and are urged to always observe safety health protocols such as wearing of face mask and face shield as well as observing at least two meters in physical distancing.