Gyms again authorized to open

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The coordinator of the High Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus, Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo, announced on Thursday, 30 July 2020 the reopening of gyms, sports and wellness centers in the country as of Friday, 31 July. These activities need to be carried out under strict compliance with the pre-established protocols to guarantee the safety of clients and staff.



In a tweet, Montalvo said the activities need to be carried out in places where participants can maintain physical distances. The locations need to be well ventilated and constant cleaning must be carried out. Visitors and staff must wear face masks at all times.



“We know about the benefits of exercising to improve physical and mental health. I invite users of gyms, sports and wellness centers to return to their practices, always respecting the measures that have been mandated for the...
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Seamonkey

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You shouldn't wear a mask while working out nor is it recommended by any health professional. Even the DR government had a press release exempting people who are exercising from wearing masks.
 
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KyleMackey

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You shouldn't wear a mask while working out nor is it recommended by any health professional. Even the DR government had a press release exempting people who are exercising from wearing masks.
The cheap masks everyone wears are easy to breath through, but it likely won't be enforced.
 

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You shouldn't wear a mask while working out nor is it recommended by any health professional. Even the DR government had a press release exempting people who are exercising from wearing masks.
That may be true, but it’s the price to pay for using a gym in DR, and in NJ, where we are now. Here inspectors are visiting gyms, and fines given, with the possibility of being closed down (if someone is mask-less).
 

TropicalPaul

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I was thinking exactly the same thing, it's dangerous to wear a mask when doing physical exercise. As well as these masks being a complete waste of time.
 

cavok

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Remember, it was these so called experts from WHO, CDC, and others, that recommended not wearing masks in the beginning.