Philippines to ban cars with electronic airbag in airbags
The Philippines will ban all vehicles with electronic or other safety systems in the airbags, Transport Secretary Jose Calida said Monday.
The ban is part of the country’s response to the deadly earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people and injured more than 730,000 in March.
The government has also taken measures to combat air pollution.
Calida told reporters that the air bags have also been banned from public places and vehicles.
“This is not a new idea.
In fact, it is already in place in several other countries,” Calida told a news conference in Manila.
A total of 3.7 million people have been relocated as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the countrys health ministry.
More than 6.2 million people are infected with the virus, according the World Health Organization.
Last year, the Philippines surpassed China as the second largest economy in the world behind only the United States.
Since the coronaval vaccine was launched, the country has been on high alert for the spread of the virus and its impact on the population.
In December, Calida met with the heads of the countries three major health organizations, and he told them that the country was ready to fight for its citizens.
It was a step forward, Calada said.
On Monday, he also said that the government would also launch a public health campaign against air pollution, which was already being implemented in the country.
“The government is going to be conducting a public-awareness campaign and public education campaigns to educate the public about air pollution,” he said.
The countrys air pollution has been a concern for years.
According to Calida, the pollution levels in Manila were among the highest in the Philippines and he has already taken action to curb the problem.
People were also warned to stay indoors and to change their clothes regularly, he added.