The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted almost every aspect of people’s lives, as well as the global economy. As restrictions are slowly lifted worldwide, the ‘new normal’ requiring physical distancing and safe hygienic practices has been mandated by the government.
Since March 17, when parts of the Philippines were placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), the government announced guidelines and slowly lifted restrictions as the National Capital Region transitions into a Modified ECQ. The new status still has limited mobility, particularly public transportation, to keep the virus from spreading.
According to an article by Moovit, the world experienced a decline in public transportation from about 70 percent to 90 percent among commuters from January to April this year. Another study also reported that the greatest risk for a person to get ill is exposure to mass gatherings, particularly public transportation, because of the crowd and contact with surfaces such as handrails and door handles, which are touched by many different people.
During these trying times when commuters need to remain safe from crowds, motorcycles can become a reliable and convenient mode of transportation. Full face helmets and face masks offer added protection.
Honda Philippines Inc. joins the country as it works to meet the challenges imposed by the global health crisis by promoting physical distancing while providing a safe and convenient mode of mobility.
“This pandemic is expected to remain with us throughout the year. So, we must ensure the safety of Filipinos by providing possible transportation solutions that will allow mobility at a reasonable price, yet keep them safe,” said Susumu Mitsuishi, president of Honda Philippines Inc.
The array of cutting-edge motorcycles on the road—such as the Honda BeAT, Genio, CLICK, and PCX150—is an indication that Honda’s AT bikes are becoming predominant.
True to its “ONE DREAM” campaign, it is helping fulfill people’s dreams while experiencing the joy of mobility. And in today’s reality, it is providing a safer way for people staying at home to still access badly needed necessities and to return to work for their living.
“It brings us great fulfillment that our motorcycles are of great importance especially during these days, bringing safety for people against the dangerous virus,” Mitsuishi added.