Manila Water continues to deploy drinking water, hygiene kits amid COVID-19
Manila Water Foundation (MWF) said it continuously deploys drinking water and hygiene kits to public hospitals’ frontliners, local government units, police personnel and quarantined university students as the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) remains to take effect in the country.
The ECQ was placed to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
To be specific, Manila Water Foundation deployed much needed drinking water and water dispensers to six Quezon City public hospitals.
As of last week, a total of 300 units of 5-gallon bottled water with water dispensers were deployed to Quirino Medical Memorial Center (QMMC), Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH), Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC), Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP), Philippine Heart Center (PHC), and East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC), the company said.
Meanwhile, more than 200 students of the University of the Philippines – Diliman (UPD) in Quezon City remain stranded in their residence halls amid the enhanced community quarantine.
“It was reported that the university students were not able to go home to their provinces, nor can they receive their allowances from their families due to the pandemic,” Manila Water said.
“Heeding the call of the stranded dormers, the Foundation deployed 50 pieces of five-gallon bottles of drinking water to Sampaguita Residence Hall at UPD,” it added.
In partnership with P&G Philippines, Manila Water also distributed more than 1,000 bars of Safeguard soap, info-educational materials on proper handwashing and toothbrushing, hand towels and bottles, 350ml Healthy Family purified drinking water to the local government units of Quezon City, Marikina City, Pasig City, Municipality of Pateros, and Cainta, Rizal.