Manila, May 14 -- gency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) now favors outdoor and non-contact activities, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Friday outdoor businesses with no mass gatherings would be an emerging business model.

In a radio interview, Lopez said the IATF will allow operating businesses with an outdoor setup but will not breach the protocols on mass gathering.

"Ang bagong business model ngayon ay outdoor. 'Pag outdoor sila, non-contact pwedeng gawin 'yon (The new business model now is outdoor. If they are outdoor, non-contact (business activities) they can do that)," the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) chief said.

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