The world is currently dealing with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its effects, that as of this writing, has 110,000 confirmed cases around the globe. In fact, just today, some cities and municipalities have declared no classes until further notice by their respective local government unit's (LGU) health officials as a measure to mitigate the spread of the disease after cases were confirmed near their areas. Besides the health effects, the virus is also affecting the world economically and financially, with several events, travel, and shipments heavily affected by lockdown protocols enacted by countries around the world.
Last week, MotoPinas.com reported that the much-awaited Yamaha XSR 155 will be arriving soon, with a rumored SRP of PhP162,000. Unfortunately for those who are eager to get their hands on this bike, they'll have to extend their patience a little bit more. The arrival of the XSR 155 will be delayed until further notice.
According to our source from Yamaha Philippines who requested anonymity, some shipments from certain ASEAN countries have either been put on quarantine or in more extreme cases, have been temporarily stopped until authorities give the go signal, as a precaution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
For worker safety
Be reminded that this is a simply a precaution to prevent workers from unintentionally spreading the virus to other coworkers. The virus has not been known to contaminate inanimate objects and products like motorcycles. There is no risk of contracting the virus from a motorcycle produced in an affected area.
This difficulty is not isolated to Yamaha, as one of our friends working as a dealer of Honda motorcycles is also having a hard time getting stocks of certain Honda models imported from our ASEAN neighbors.
Please stay tuned as we will continue to provide the latest updates on this matter.