Well, Metro Manila and several other areas have been placed back in enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The move comes as authorities grapple with yet another surge in COVID-19 cases ahead of the Holy Week holiday weekend.
In line with this, several major car manufacturers have announced temporary changes to their dealership operations. Yeah, if you fall under an area currently in ECQ and had plans to check out a car at a dealership, you’re going to have to put that off. Look:
Toyota Motor Philippines
Mitsubishi Motor Philippines
Motor Image Pilipinas
GAC Motor Philippines
Not much of a surprise here—car dealerships aren’t actually considered an essential service. We’ll update this story as more car brands announce temporary closures. In the meantime, stay safe and stay home unless absolutely necessary.