3 cities, 2 towns in NCR and Rizal receive hygiene packages from Manila Water Foundation
To help fight the COVID-19
pandemic that has reached the Philippines, Manila Water Foundation (MWF) turned
over 1,800 hygiene packages to three cities and two towns in NCR and Rizal on
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
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.