Heads Up, Joggers: UP Diliman Is Closing the Academic Oval Temporarily

It will only be for two weeks.

UP Diliman
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(SPOT.ph) With its wide roads and canopy of trees, the Academic Oval at the University of the Philippines Diliman is a favorite among joggers who just want to stretch their legs and get moving. But the 2.2.-kilometer road is temporarily closing to visitors in light of new COVID-19 variants and the rising number of infected patients in the country, according to a post by the state university on January 21, 6 p.m. The Academic Oval will be closed from January 23 (Saturday) to February 4 (Thursday).


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Academic Oval in UP Diliman

After months of closure due to the pandemic, the University of the Philippines - Diliman reopened the Academic Oval on November 7 for "de-stressing activities or usual exercises" like walking, jogging, running, yoga, stretching, and tai-chi. Face masks and face shields are required when entering the campus, and families and groups who are running together should be at a maximum of 10 people. Persons under 15 years old and over 65 are also not allowed to enter the area.

When the Academic Oval reopens on February 5, the same schedule will be implemented: 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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