The new normal
The labor force will probably experience a new protocol in work places, with frequent washing of hands part of the new routine, and security guards or an assigned personnel checking on their temperature before entering their building or office premises. For some of the working people and few executives, the work-from-home setup will continue, with their offices only manned by those who must interact with customers and the public. Fast-food chains will be a different experience for most of the Filipino consumers. These establishments will likely cap the number of customers who can dine for a period of time. Many customers may opt to buy their dinner or lunch to go. Fine dining may also be limited in the post-ECQ period. The mode of transportation could be tricky for the hundreds of thousands of commuters, especially in Metro Manila. Limiting the number of passengers in trains, jeepneys and buses will become a challenge for commuters and enforcers alike. Drivers of the country's mass transport system, especially buses and jeepneys, are notoriously known for their habit of cramming their vehicles before leaving for their destination.