3 Cities, 2 Towns in NCR and Rizal receive Hygiene packages from MWF
Friday, March 20, 2020 — 01:28PM
Military personnel at the border of Marikina City and Rizal Province shows off water tumblers, hand sanitizers and bar soaps turned over by Manila Water Foundation representatives.
To help fight the COVID-19 pandemic that has reached the Philippines, Manila Water Foundation (MWF) in partnership with Manila Water Business Areas under its East Zone Business Operations Group, turned over 1,800 hygiene packages to three cities and two towns in NCR and Rizal on March 20.
The local government units of Quezon City, Marikina City, Pasig City, Municipality of Pateros and Cainta, Rizal which remain to be the hardest hit areas of the respiratory disease, received Healthy Family Purified Drinking Water bottles, hand towels, Safeguard bar soaps and MWF info-educational materials that teach proper handwashing. The hygiene kits will be distributed to Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams, police and military personnel and other local frontliners who are working towards containing the respiratory disease in their respective areas.
To also support frontliners in the health sector, MWF provided 20 units of 5-gallon bottled water to the Philippine Heart Center. MWF plans to deploy more bottled water in the coming days at other major public hospitals.
The health caravan is under MWF’s Health in our Hands program which aims to educate and support communities to adopt proper hygiene practices to promote healthy living.
As of March 20 at 12 noon, the country has 230 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 18 deaths and 8 recoveries.